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BOY VEY is not “based on a true story.” It is a true story, the story of how a Jewish girl’s quest for love unveils the bizarre connections between her misbegotten dating life and inherited Holocaust trauma, a humorous, touching and powerful autobiographical solo show all about love, coming of age, and the Holocaust, written, performed and lived by Rachel Kaftan and directed by Dana Resnick. See it Saturdays at 7:30pm or Sundays 2:30pm matinee, January 22 through March 12, 2022.
RACHEL KAFTAN is an LA-based theatre artist. She grew up in rainy Seattle, the only child of two lesbian moms and a gay dad and came out to everyone as “straight” when she was seven years old. Past theatrical highlights include playing Tevye in an all-girls’ middle school rendition of Fiddler on the Roof, Kissing Kate Barlow in Holes at Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Fetch, a rabid, hyper-sexual reptilian-esque dog butcher, in an avant-garde production of Spring Awakening.
DANA RESNICK has been directing nationally for over 15 years and is the recipient of the Stephen Bochco Award in Directing and the John Jutkowitz Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Performing Arts. Most recently, she developed and directed the world premiere production of Sisters in Law by Jonathan Shapiro at Phoenix Theatre Company. Favorite past productions include: Bad Jews (Pure Theatre and Odyssey Theatre Ensemble), The Mill on the Floss (Carnegie Mellon), and The Island (best in Theatre at Piccolo Spoleto 2009).
Now celebrating 62 years of continuous theatrical services, SANTA MONICA PLAYHOUSE is an internationally acclaimed professional intimate theatre. It’s JEWISH HERITAGE PROGRAM creates and curates experiences that keep the unique richness of Jewish theatre alive and honor the historical and cultural importance of Jewish heritage. Since its inception in 1960, the Playhouse has been the standard bearer for Jewish theatre in LA, the Jewish Heritage Program touching the lives of over a million people to date.
Santa Monica Playhouse programs are supported in part by generous grants from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Ahmanson Foundation, the Rotary Club Foundation and Playhouse PALS