New York - Oct. 7, 2009

Show: Jewish Girls Don’t Kayak


Stage Left Studio
438 W. 37th St., New York, New York

Time: 8 p.m.

Tickets: $18


London, ON

Show: Jewish Girls Don’t Kayak

Directed by: Peter Busby

Venue: The Arts Project

Dates: March 24-28, 2009

Puff Daddy – Lenny Kravitz

Dating a NASCAR fan

Discussing Facebook with Ma

Introducing Ken – Ma

Jim Foreskin

I laughed, I cried

Congratulations, Robyn! It was such an honest presentation painted with bold brushstrokes of pathos and humour …..I honestly felt I could hear my own mother of blessed memory saying those same words! I suppose the content is a mixture of experience and fantasy (or did you really do all those things??) but I must tell you , I NEVER was moved to tears as often nor have I laughed quite as hard in one show as I did tonight. Your description of your Zayde Morris was so evocative for me. The picture you painted with your words and expression brought him to life for me. Similarly, I can just imagine you mother and father – you had their characters really down pat. And throughout the play, your love of family and heritage shone through.  — Allan Kroll

Beauty and honor

The beauty and honor that are set so deeply, emotionally and lovingly reflect on all the elements that have built up this piece in the life of Robyn Israel. In her one-woman show, Robyn exhibits the tribulations of her ancestors’ decision to leave the homeland, growing up in French Canada as a Jewish girl, the colorful people she has encountered and the joys and pains of relationships. An emotional journey both touching and inspiring, revealing much about ourselves as we look into the experiences of one woman. It just goes to show that when you follow your passions, you can do anything your heart desires.

Laughs, sadness, courage and more