Created and performed by Tamara Micner. Premiering at artsdepot, London in October 2019.
Developed with support from Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, Battersea Arts Centre, JW3, Camden People’s Theatre and Chutzpah! Festival for the Performing Arts.
We invite you to hear from a pair of Holocaust survivors and one of their descendants, over a delicious brunch. There will be the opportunity to reflect on their stories and on how, as the next generations, we can keep the memory alive. Or, which memories to keep alive. And whose memories. Hang on, why are we doing this? And where’s all the food?
How can we honour the histories we inherit whilst breaking free from them? Can the weight of inheritance be turned into a gift?
‘Holocaust Brunch’ uses comedy and beigels to explore whether we can heal from ancestral trauma. Bringing to life the true stories of two Holocaust survivors connected to Tamara, this solo show tears open an intergenerational wound, probing why we remember the Holocaust – and what it might look like to forget.
Photo credit: Sophie le Roux
JW3, London, May 2019 (scratch)
Battersea Arts Centre, London, May 2019 (sharing)
Artsdepot, London, October 2019
Chutzpah! Festival, Vancouver, November 2019