My Shiksa Boyfriend
by Arielle Beth Klein
With comedy, poignant anecdotes, and a little bit of Yiddish, Arielle takes us through growing up in a conservative Jewish household and then falling in love with a non-Jew. In a time of otherness, My Shiksa Boyfriend asks, how can we honor both our past and our future?
- Cast Size: 1W
- Running Time: About an hour
- Royalty Rate: $50 per performance
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About the Playwright
Arielle Beth Klein is a New York City-based writer and actor. As a performer, she’s worked off-Broadway and regionally, as well as in independent film and Television. Her solo play My Shiksa Boyfriend has been produced several times (Kervigo Ensemble Theater 2021, New Yiddish Rep 2018, United Solo Theater Festival 2022). She’s also had various ten-minute plays produced, and her last film Tired Mind had a successful eight-festival run in 2022. Arielle has developed her work at Naked Angels NYC, F.A.B at TBG, and New Ambassadors Theater Lab. She is an instructor at The Barrow Group Theater Company and Training Program and a Founding Core Collaborator of Kervigo Ensemble Theater.
I’ve seen this 3 times… each version better than the previous one. Ari performs effortlessly. She’s a joy to watch. The show is personal and universal.