“From a woman’s perspective, Helen deals with the difficult and emotional issues surrounding her Judaism with intelligence and ease. Weaving stories and histories of the European Yiddish communities Helen negotiates herself and her audience through a rollercoaster of past events, finding a place in the present and potential for the future.”
Helen Mintz is an internationally acclaimed solo artist, storyteller, and teacher based in Vancouver British Columbia. Her work bridges traditional storytelling and contemporary solo performance, moving between past and present, between comedy and pathos. Helen brings stories and poems from the rich Yiddish tradition to a non Yiddish speaking audience. Committed to social justice and reconciliation, she shares inspiring tales of individual and social healing, leaving her audience with a renewed feeling of hope. Helen has toured her one woman shows in Canada, the United States and Lithuania. She also gives workshops for large and small groups.
Helen’s performance is rooted in her Jewish identity and her involvement in social justice work. She shares stories of forgiveness and reconciliation. She tells inspiring tales of individual and social healing, shining light into darkness and leaving her audience with a renewed feeling of hope.
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