The Mikveh Monologues is a stage play based on stories collected from visitors to Mayyim Hayyim. It was written by acclaimed author and Mayyim Hayyim founder Anita Diamant and Mikveh Monologues director Janet Buchwald, with musical direction by Josh Neslon. The show has been a successful fundraiser and community builder not only in the Boston area, but also "on the road" in San Diego, Los Angeles, and New Jersey.
Presented as a "staged reading," with actors reading from scripts, this is a relatively easy to produce show that demonstrates rather than explains the impact of ritual immersion in the life of very different kinds of people: from a bat mitzvah girl to a bride to a breast cancer survivor. It also includes conversion stories and reflections from fathers and rabbis.
The Mikveh Monologues has been performed for:
This play is both a proven fundraiser and a powerful introduction to the potential of mikveh. In the Boston area, Mayyim Hayyim has raised more than $150,000 at performances of The Mikveh Monologues through ticket sales, ad book revenue and sponsorships.
Mayyim Hayyim will, for a fee, provide a copy of the script with production notes, casting information, and musical directions.
Upon request, Mayyim Hayyim can also provide a detailed packet to assist your marketing Mikveh Monologues as a fundraiser and / or community education program.
1. Produce the play with Mayyim Hayyim's director and cast
2. Produce the play with Mayyim Hayyim's director and your local cast
3. Produce the play with your own director and cast.
To learn more about the costs and benefits of these options, including inviting Anita Diamant to speak at or before the performance, contact: Carrie Bornstein, Executive Director, 617-244-1836, ext 201.