by Avital Raz
My Jerusalem is a solo performance derived from a song. A politically charged tale of a drunken one-night-stand, infused with stories of growing up in the political turmoil of 80’s Israel. The show has evoked strong emotions and reactions, with Avital being labelled both an ‘Israel hating antisemite’ and a ‘zionist racist’.
The show contains swearing and references to sexual abuse.
Age Guidance 16+
Your Jerusalem is a short documentary exploring audience reactions to the piece and the polarised responses it has evoked.
Avital will take part in an Instragram Live Q&A on Sunday 11th October at 5pm. Please follow @journeysfest to join in and you can send questions in advance here.
Jerusalem born Avital Raz is a singer-songwriter and theatre maker. Avital studied at The School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem, before embarking on a 20-year career as a singer/songwriter. She has released seven albums of her own music and has toured nationally with her solo show My Jerusalem.
The Show My Jerusalem was commissioned by hÅb/Word of Warning/STUN + Contact in Manchester with Arts Council England's support, mentored by Peader Kirk.
The film about My Jerusalem was made by Chris Davis and Avital Raz with additional filming from Jimmy McBroom.