Litwak is a radiant, born storyteller who knows how to walk the walk and dance the dance. A modern day shaman, she spins a healing tale of the power and potency of womanhood.
— The Los Angeles Times

My Heart is in the East is a duet that takes place in two time periods: present-day Iraq, Beirut, and New York City; and 11th century Cordoba, where Muslims and Jews lived in cultural coexistence inspired to peace by vibrant poetic exchange. The play is a humorous, passionate and poetic exploration of history as a model for peace building. 

Each performance will be followed by on opportunity for the audience to try their hand at poetry composition and a dynamic  guided discussion on interfaith issues, featuring noted scholars, journalists, and cultural and civic leaders.

Cast & Production Team:

Playwright/Actor - Jessica Litwak
Actor - Raji Ahsan
Director - Jen Wineman
Line Producer - Hope Chavez
PR Consultant - Ava Woychuk-Mlinac
Production Stage Manager - Margot Whitney
Lighting Designer - Marie Yokoyama
cenic/Costume/Props Designer - Edward T. Morris
Sound Designer - Alex Hawthorn
Assistant Director - Coral Cohen
Videographer - Cody Oyama
Post-Show Event Producer - Shelly Horwitz

The Downstairs
66 E 4th Street
(btwn. Bowery & 2nd Ave.)
New York, NY 10003

June 8th-25th, 2017
Thursday-Saturday @ 7 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM

New York IT Awards