Shiva for Anne Frank

solo performance · rachel mckay steele · Ages 13+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere

“Shiva for Anne Frank” is a masterclass in tight-rope walking…This piece soars. Her ability to land a punchline and then make you cry is astoundingly impressive." (Jack Moore, Writer and Producer, “Dear White People”)

“Fleabag self-deprecation humor mixed with Hannah Gadsby’s socially conscious lens. Forces us to question our roots, our humanity, our identity, and what the hell we can do to make our world better.”-Stephanie Ouaknine, Producer, “Queering The Script”

“This show is a gem. Not only did it have me laughing; it had me moved and considering my place and what I can do for those facing persecution today.” – Diana Wyenn, Award-Winning theater Director/Producer, “Blood Sugar” and Artistic Director of Temple Israel of Hollywood

Shiva for Anne Frank celebrates Jewish identity, girlhood, community mourning, life, and begs the question of whether or not one Jewish comedian can and should relate herself to Anne Frank. Although Anne Frank is one of the most famous and recognizable young women in the world, her legacy is often infantilized or simplified so she can remain a saintly beacon from one of humanity’s darkest chapters. In June, when Anne Frank would have turned 90, Rachel invites you to laugh, cry, celebrate and mourn as filtered through her own hilarious experiences of getting a nose job, rehashing her Bat Mitzvah, and sharing her favorite story of a one night stand (with a German). To keep the show socially conscious and aware, Rachel is consistently updating the piece to stay up to date with current news and relevant events.

Show is running 60-70 minutes.

$1 from each ticket sold will be donated to The International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization, the IRC provides emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster. For more please go to

Please arrive early to nosh on bagels and babka!!!

Sunday June 9th, 2:30 PM (Preview)
Thursday June 13th 6:30 PM
Thursday June 20th 8:30 PM
Saturday June 22nd 10:30 PM
Sunday June 30th 4:00 PM

Unfortunately, The Flight Theater is not ADA compliant. If you are interested in helping coordinate a future performance at an accessible venue please email [email protected]

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Production Team

* Fringe Veteran