JAMIE WINTER – Jewish-American photojournalist with an established international career, a woman, early 40s. She is strongly independent and almost always unapologetic.
IBRAHIM MALOUF – Palestinian citizen of Israel radio journalist, a man, 40s. He is a poet. (Arab/Middle Eastern, verbal Arabic skills required)
THE MOTHER – Jamie’s mother/Ibrahim’s mother/Waleed’s mother/Aid Worker, 60s-early 70s (believable as both JAMIE’s mom who is of Eastern European descent, and as IBRAHIM’s mother and WALEED’s mother who are of Middle Eastern descent)
WALEED – a refugee boy, 11-13. He should look young and vulnerable, on the cusp of adolescence but at moments still very much a child. (Arab/Middle Eastern, verbal Arabic skills required)
WOLF – the non-speaking spirit/ghost of Jamie’s grandfather. Embodied at various moments by all actors.
World premiere: Portland Stage Company (Portland, Maine) Oct/Nov 2018
Finalist, 2020 National Jewish Playwriting Contest – video excerpt produced by the Jewish Plays Project,
Spring 2020 Workshop Reading: Little Festival of the Unexpected at Portland Stage, May 2018
Developed at Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Summer 2017
The play won the 2020 Tel Aviv Jewish Plays Contest and was also a top-seven finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Playwriting Contest in the US
The Portland Phoenix review: November 2018
Portland Press Herald review: November 2018
Portland Stage Production Trailer
Approximately 75 minutes
Preview available here