In 2020, Sandrella Nyabol, a young scholar and poet in Juba, South Sudan, wrote Maybe Not. Sandrella shared her poem during The Jüdische Kulturbund Project’s Kid Stories, a virtual digital storytelling program we led in collaboration with Andy’s Summer Playhouse during the first summer of COVID-19.
Project teammates, Leif Persson and Cindy Oxberry, initiated a video project titled Who Am I from the work that emerged from Kid Stories. They invited women living around the world to video record themselves reciting Maybe Not. These recordings were assembled to make Who Am I.
Who Am I illuminates the strong, powerful force that changes the world everyday – WOMEN.
CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
Juba, South Sudan
Poet, student, and writer of Maybe Not, the basis for the Who Am I project.
Performing artist, mime artist, and owner and producer of Teater Jäder, a children’s theatre.
Columbia, Maryland, USA
Retired labor negotiator, mother, works with her church helping to relocate families from Afghanistan to settle in USA.
Artist, playwright, and member of Teater DOS. Carina is creating a new theatre piece based on her personal life history in a rural community of Sweden.
Rockville, Maryland, USA
Urban Studies undergraduate student at Yale University, stage manager, and intern for Kultur Stories (Winter 2021).
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Archivist aide for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art and member of the inclusive theatre group, ArtStream.
Ginger Kennell Falcone
Deming, Washington, USA
Marriage and family therapist and equine-assisted therapist.
Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada
Singer and voice teacher at George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Flatonia, Texas, USA
Graduate student of Voice at Manhattan School of Music, New York City.
Actress and playwright originally from Afghanistan, member of Teater DOS, and activist for women’s rights. Monirah is an internationally recognized artist, performing her plays across the globe. She is also a participating artist in The Jüdische Kulturbund Project’s Shared Stories collection.
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Retired director of the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Actress, playwright, and poet. Sue performed at the Women Playwright International Conference (WPIC) in Cape Town, South Africa. She is an advocate for social justice issues, using theatre and poetry as her platforms.
Bellingham, Washington, USA
Owner, director, and educator of Running Rabbit, a pre-school daycare home for over 30 years. Nancy was also a mother, wife, and neighborhood advocate. (Deceased, February 26, 2022)
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Actress, dancer/choreographer, and business owner of theExact Word, an online communication tool.
Dancer/choreographer and artistic project manager for “Rural Movements”.
Columbo, Sri Lanka
Musician, presenter of Colours of Dye, and women’s activist.
Actress, playwright, and member of Teater DOS. Eva-Mi works to promote women’s issues in the arts. Her recent project is a love story set in World War II.
Producer and actress, promoter of art in rural areas, member of Teater DOS, and coordinator of “Rural Movements”.
Cindy C. Oxberry
New York, New York, USA
Freelance performing arts director, producer, and educator. Cindy is also the The Jüdische Kulturbund Project’s music education program coordinator, an advocate for women’s rights and the co-creator of the Who Am I project.
Freelance director, producer, and project manager. Leif is also a member of Teater DOS, an activist and advocate for human rights, and co-creator of the Who Am I project and Kultur Stories.