Overview

The Escape Act: A Holocaust Memoir is a one-woman show based on the life of Irene Danner, a Jewish acrobat who witnessed the rise of the Nazi party as a teenager and survived the Holocaust hiding and performing at a German circus. In this feat of dynamic physical storytelling, using puppetry, aerial acrobatics & rare archival footage, Stav Meishar, a grandchild of Holocaust survivors, charts Irene's life, from youth to epic escape, and the budding of a new circus family.

Blending past and present through the Intertwining voices of storyteller and heroine; this stirring work is a powerful reminder of the positive impact courageous acts can have for generations to come. Stav Meishar is a queer interdisciplinary theatre maker based in Bristol. She performs internationally, in Hebrew, English, and Yiddish. The Escape Act is the culmination of sevenyears of research into the lives of German-Jewish circus families between 1929-1945.

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