Imagine it’s the 1930’s, you are growing up happy, safe, and loved, in your beautiful, lively neighborhood in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, but then you lose your mother at three years old. Then your father at ten. Imagine being placed in an orphanage. Being moved to a Psychiatric hospital. Then somehow winding up in another country like Palestine, all by yourself, in the midst of a war, at fifteen years of age. Then, six years later, finding your way back to New York, on a ship, estranged from your entire family, getting pregnant, not telling anyone, including the father of your child, and then deciding to place your child in foster care, like the leap of faith that your entire life has been. And then imagine your child is adopted. Made permanent with a new family that you will, most likely, never know anything about. Imagine how it might feel knowing that they will never know anything about you either, because of the obstructions and barriers created by adoption. The plethora of narratives created by adoption. Imagine being a veritable ghost now. A fable. Even to your child. Now imagine what the rest of your life might be like after all of that. Imagine. Imagine how that might affect not only you, but everyone who comes into your life after that. Imagine the complexity in all of that, all around, and for everyone. Now imagine a new play like that. Imagine Book of Judith.

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