Amanda Miller

Creator/Performer

Amanda Miller is an NYC-based writer, actor and Jewish educator. She has performed The Jew in the Ashram in a variety of settings including Temple Beth Shalom of Hastings, NY; The Kings Bay Y in Brooklyn, NY; and Brandeis Collegiate Institute in Simi Valley, CA. Amanda has also toured several Fringes with her solo shows How To Suffer Better (Edmonton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Pittsburgh Fringe – Best Actress Award Winner), Camp Smile Power: Curing Anger One Smile at a Time (PortFringe) and One Breath, Then Another: An Interactive Yoga Show, an earlier iteration of The Jew in the Ashram (San Francisco Fringe, PortFringe, Rochester Fringe). She’s performed her solo shows and character acts throughout NYC at such venues as The People’s Improv Theater (A Time Out NY feature for the SOLOCOM Festival), The Dream Up Festival (Theater For The New City), The Magnet Theater, Dixon Place, The Secret Theatre, The Tank and more. For nearly six years, she has hosted the performance series, Lyrics, Lit & Liquor on New York’s Lower East Side. Her writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Freerange Nonfiction, Cratelit, Runaway Parade and more. In 2013, her memoir One Breath, Then Another was published on Lucid River Press. Since 2010, Amanda has been combining theater arts, yoga and Jewish education in her work with synagogues and camps including Lab/Shul, Kolot Chayeinu, Temple Emanu-El, Union Temple and Sprout Brooklyn. She holds an MFA Creative Writing from The New School and a BFA in Acting from NYU.

Rachel Evans

Director

Rachel Evans is a theatre maker, drama teacher and Jewish educator. She has acted Off Broadway and regionally with various theatre companies, including Irondale Theatre and Mirror Repertory Company. Her one woman show, Jew Wish, debuted in the NY Fringe Festival and subsequently was performed at Eldridge Street Synagogue. In 2017, she directed the staged reading of R Culture followed by a facilitated conversation with the audience. She has taught and performed at Kolot Chayeinu, Lab/Shul, PJ Library and JCC Harlem. She has collaborated with Amanda Miller on sketch comedy, Purim spiels, and theater for social change, and is very excited to be tackling this exciting and important show. MA Applied Theatre, CUNY. BA English and Theatre, Tufts.

Amanda Miller

Creator

Amanda Miller is an NYC-based writer, actor and Jewish educator. She has performed The Jew in the Ashram in a variety of settings including Temple Beth Shalom of Hastings, NY; The Kings Bay Y in Brooklyn, NY; and Brandeis Collegiate Institute in Simi Valley, CA. Amanda has also toured several Fringes with her solo shows How To Suffer Better (Edmonton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Pittsburgh Fringe – Best Actress Award Winner), Camp Smile Power: Curing Anger One Smile at a Time (PortFringe) and One Breath, Then Another: An Interactive Yoga Show, an earlier iteration of The Jew in the Ashram (San Francisco Fringe, PortFringe, Rochester Fringe). She’s performed her solo shows and character acts throughout NYC at such venues as The People’s Improv Theater (A Time Out NY feature for the SOLOCOM Festival), The Dream Up Festival (Theater For The New City), The Magnet Theater, Dixon Place, The Secret Theatre, The Tank and more. For nearly six years, she has hosted the performance series, Lyrics, Lit & Liquor on New York’s Lower East Side. Her writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Freerange Nonfiction, Cratelit, Runaway Parade and more. In 2013, her memoir One Breath, Then Another was published on Lucid River Press. Since 2010, Amanda has been combining theater arts, yoga and Jewish education in her work with synagogues and camps including Lab/Shul, Kolot Chayeinu, Temple Emanu-El, Union Temple and Sprout Brooklyn. She holds an MFA Creative Writing from The New School and a BFA in Acting from NYU.

Rachel Evans

Director

Rachel Evans is a theatre maker, drama teacher and Jewish educator. She has acted Off Broadway and regionally with various theatre companies, including Irondale Theatre and Mirror Repertory Company. Her one woman show, Jew Wish, debuted in the NY Fringe Festival and subsequently was performed at Eldridge Street Synagogue. In 2017, she directed the staged reading of R Culture followed by a facilitated conversation with the audience. She has taught and performed at Kolot Chayeinu, Lab/Shul, PJ Library and JCC Harlem. She has collaborated with Amanda Miller on sketch comedy, Purim spiels, and theater for social change, and is very excited to be tackling this exciting and important show. MA Applied Theatre, CUNY. BA English and Theatre, Tufts.

Mission

The Jew in the Ashram aims to inspire participants to reflect on their cultural identities and personal journeys to forge their own unique paths toward a life of meaning.

Vision

The Jew in the Ashram is a play and workshop series devoted to cultivating community through spiritual exploration, the sharing of personal narratives, and tools for healing.

Values

Connection.

Community.

Creativity.

Courage.

Humor.

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