My Heart is in the East is a duet (with puppets) 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. Following each performance is a poetry contest. The play is a humorous, passionate and poetic exploration of history as a model for peace building. Audiences have said “The play ignites our curiosity and lets us dream of a possibility for peace.”
About the Artists
Jessica Litwak, PhD, RDT, is an award-winning playwright, actor, drama therapist and recognized leader in the field of socially engaged theatre. She is an innovative educator, director, and puppet builder who works all over the world.