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The Bad Mitzvah ()

Produced by

Salt Theatre

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwrights: Stephanie Zeit and Brad Gira and Ahlam Hassan
Director: William Dao


Factory Studio Theatre


July 5th, 2023 – July 16th, 2023


It’s Abigail’s Bat Mitzvah and she has prepared the perfect speech that will blow her friends and family away. An hour before she hits the stage, her Rabbi’s faulty counsel devastates her big moment. The women in her life pull her in every which way, heaving her secrets into the light of day. Comedy and tragedy erupt as she uncovers what separates child from adult; girl from woman. (


Stephanie Zeit Abigail
Frosina Pejcinovska Angie (Mom)
Margaret Rose Joanna (Sister)
Miranda Wiseman Rabbi Dina
Alejandra Angobaldo Lilliana
isi bhakhomen Vivian (Best Friend)
Taranjot Bamrah Dancer
Nezar El-Rayes Nathaniel Hoffman (Boy 1)
Jasmine Cabanilla Max Ackerman (Boy 2)
Annie Lujan Dancer (June 8th Performance)

Creative Team

Stephanie Zeit Playwright
Brad Gira Playwright
Ahlam Hassan Playwright
William Dao Director
William Dao Dramaturge
Helen Ho Prop Designer
Alex Rose Prop Designer
Matt Lalonde Sound Designer
Abby Esteireiro Scenic Designer
Abby Esteireiro Costume Designer
Mathilda Kane Lighting Designer
Vivian Liu Set Assistant
Joshua Kilimnik Assistant Director


Helen Ho Stage Manager
Alex Rose Apprentice Stage Manager
Max Ackerman Producer
Joshua Kilimnik Producer
Stephanie Zeit Co-Producer
Ahlam Hassan Writing Consultant
Brad Gira Writing Consultant
Anthony Palermo Marketing
Anthony Palermo Social Media Manager