Resilience Productions

The mission of Resilience Productions is to educate, enlighten and engage the public regarding the many unknown and un-celebrated contributions of African Americans to Indiana’s—and ultimately to our country’s—history.

We research, write, and produce live performances inspired by actual historical events. These productions cultivate awareness and entertain. By recognizing bold and deserving African American men and women, we ensure their legacy will not be forgotten.

October 2023

Sunday October 22

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
An Afternoon of Storytelling in Celebration of JTB’s 18th Chai Year*

An Afternoon of Storytelling in Celebration of JTB’s 18th Chai Year*

*Chai (חי) is the Hebrew word for Life, a popular symbol linked to the number 18. The word consists of two Hebrew letters – chet (ח) and yud (י), which represent the numeric values of 8 and 10.

Each storyteller will connect to the theme of “Chai” (Life) in some way.

Our star-studded storytelling team includes:

  • Malcolm Abrams
  • Malcolm Dalglish
  • Krista Detor
  • Gladys DeVane
  • Richard Fish
  • Sylvia McNair
  • Francesca Sobrer

This event will be complemented by an array of lavish appetizers and surprises!

3:00-3:20 pm Pre-show music by Bloomington accordionist Svetla Vladeva

3:20-4:20 pm Storytelling

4:20-5:00 pm Post-show appetizer and dessert buffet, mingling with storytellers

Master of Ceremonies will be Darrell Ann Stone.

Chai Art opportunity with art for sale created especially for JTB on the Chai theme by Bloomington Judaic artist, Jackie Olenick.

Chai is 18 andOctober 18this the birthday of JTB’s founder and producing artistic director, Audrey Heller! Celebrate her wisdom and perseverance bringing great theatre to our community for 18 years. Please donate $18 (or more!) that will also help ensure the future of JTB.

Story is one of the most powerful tools available for building human connection, empathy and understanding across differences.

Can you imagine how exciting it will be having all of these well-known performers in one event?!

Buy your tickets now!We hope to see you there!