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  • Tracing the Light, documentary and show

    Tracing the Light, documentary and show

    A show about wartime Jews in an encampment known as Terezin, Tracing the Light is a play written by Donna Blue Lachman. It’s seen here accompanied by a documentary about Lachman’s process in creating the work.

  • The Trouble With Peggy

    The Trouble With Peggy

    A live performance of Donna Blue Lachman’s one-woman show, “The Problem with Peggy: Pieces of Guggenheim” performed at the Blue Rider Theatre.

  • The Demon Show

    The Demon Show

    “The Demon Show” is a play written and directed by Donna Blue Lachman. This performance was videotaped on May 1, 1986. It portrays the psychological struggles of an artist (Lachman) against her own inner demons. These demons take form in characters representing, for example, Temptation and Self-Contempt. The leitmotif of the film is Lachman’s telephone (it is “broken” as a line of communication to the outside world) and the telephone repair man who “fixes” this communication.

  • Frida: The Last Portrait

    Frida: The Last Portrait

    Donna Blue Lachman performs a one-woman show as Frida Kahlo at the Blue Rider Theatre in Chicago.

  • The Language of Birds: Rosa Luxemburg & Me

    The Language of Birds: Rosa Luxemburg & Me

    Donna Blue Lachman performs a one-woman show about Rosa Luxemburg.

  • The Thirst

    The Thirst

    A recording of a performance of a one-woman show written and performed by Donna Blue Lachman about her family and her search for her Jewish faith and identity.

  • Family Secrets

    Family Secrets

    A taping of a one-woman show called “Family Secrets” performed by Donna Blue Lachman at the Apple Tree Theatre. Over the course of several costume changes, she plays first the father, then the mother, then the two daughters, then the grandmother of a middle class Jewish-American family.

 
 
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