Miss Klochendler has an array of talents with storytelling, singing and comedy at the top. I love her story and her self-awareness. The words spunk, hope and optimism are the first ones that cone to mind when reflecting on the performance. ...
Rollerblading in Gaza.
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Review by Pauline Adamek
This solo show, conceived and performed by Maude Klochendler, is an outpouring of a young woman’s struggle with her cultural identity. Upstage is a prominent display of French, American and Israeli flags that indicate her multicultural background.
Maude goes from a mandatory stint in the Israeli Army to working at Club Med to living New York, where she struggles to gain work as an actor. She occasionally sings a cabaret tune with her gutsy, powerful voice, but mostly yells above the audience’s heads instead of directing her monologue to the audience right in front of her.
She tells us they even signed an Israeli law into exist...