Jewish Girlz

by  Elizabeth Swados

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  14f

During a weekend retreat sponsored by two female rabbis, the atmosphere in the country log cabin evolves from shyness and contempt into a tell-all session among adolescent Jewish girls from all types of families and backgrounds. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    14f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Faith-based
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

During a weekend retreat sponsored by two female rabbis, the atmosphere in the country log cabin evolves from shyness and contempt into a tell-all session among adolescent Jewish girls from all types of families and backgrounds. Stories and songs transcend stereo-types to find individuality, heart and humor and to touch on sensitive issues such as pressure, self-esteem, the fast pace of this decade and what it means to be a girl -not just a Jewish girl -in modern society. Meet the loner with the inflatable mattress, the rich girl, the observant young woman with the gay brother, the anarchist, the all too mature teen and an intriguing mix of other vivid personalities. Songs range from contemporary to pop tunes to upbeat numbers based on religious liturgy, all by the author of Runaways, The Red Sneaks and other challenging musicals for young casts.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

Casting

14f
JOYCE
MICKEY
NESSA
JESSICA
CHLOE
JENNA
ANNELIESE
SARAH
REBECCA
AMANDA
RACHEL
ANNIE
GINA
EMILY
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Features Teens

Casting Notes

Cast includes 8-10 teens, plus 2 adults

Resources

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15 Piano/Conductor Scores

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Authors

Elizabeth Swados

Elizabeth Swados has composed, written, and directed over 30 theater pieces including The Trilogy, The Red Sneaks, Nightclub Cantata, Runaways, Alice in Concert, Doonesbury, Rap Master Ronnie,The Haggadah, Jewish Girlz, Jonah, Job, Esther, Jerusalem (with Yehudah Amichai), The 49 Years, and Missionaries. Her work has b ...

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Jewish Girlz was first presented at the Upper West Side JCC in New York City in May, 2003. It was directed by Elizabeth Swados.

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