Theater Program Celebrates a Tapestry of Stories

In a world where diversity and inclusivity are continually celebrated, there is a growing recognition of the importance of understanding and appreciating the many colors and voices within our communities.

True Colors, presented by The Braid, will be performed on Tuesday, October 24 at the Boulder JCC.  This program offers a unique and compelling opportunity to engage with real stories about the yearning for belonging. This show  promises “Funny, Poignant, and Deeply Inspiring Stories” that delve into the experiences of Jews of Color, shedding light on the challenges, resilience, and celebrations within our diverse community.

True Colors is not just a performance of a collection of stories; there will be musical accompaniment and discussion with the cast and director. In this production, Jews of Color share their deeply personal narratives, exploring the intricate and multifaceted question of identity. These narratives reach beyond the surface. 

While the stories in True Colors revolve around people who grapple with feeling “different,” they serve as a powerful reminder of our shared humanity. Audiences will encounter unforgettable characters who recount their personal journeys of self-discovery and the complexities of how they are seen by the world. 

“We all hold many different pieces of our character together at the same time,” said Joy Alice Eisenhauer, Director of Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. “I hope the stories from True Colors will inspire the audience toward empathy and compassion”. The production highlights the common ground that unites us all, emphasizing that despite our differences, we share universal experiences of yearning and belonging.

Ronda Spinak, Artistic Director of the theater company, expressed “pride in spotlighting the experiences of Jews of Color”. She describes these narratives as “poignant and moving stories of questioning, of feeling like outsiders, and ultimately of committing to Judaism.”

All Boulder JCC programs are open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation.  You do not need to be Jewish to participate. There is no membership requirement to participate in Boulder JCC programs.  

Advance registration is always encouraged for programs at the Boulder JCC.  Using a computer rather than your mobile device will make the registration process easier for you. For registration support call 303-998-1900 or contact Acy Jackson

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