A fascinating discussion happened at the Alliance Theatre last month between the Alliance’s resident playwright Pearl Cleage, Broadway legend Tovah Feldshuh (currently appearing in Golda’s Balcony), civil rights activist Elisabeth Omilami and Lois Frank, chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

Here’s a video of what they discussed (and an excerpt of Golda’s Balcony). If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, this is what was discussed when:

  • 0:00-1:15: Pearl Cleage introduces the panelists
  • 1:15-5:00: Tovah Feldshuh performs excerpts from “Golda’s Balcony”
  • 5:00-8:40: How Golda Meir began her journey to becoming Israel’s Prime Minister
  • 8:40-10:30: The obstacles modern women face
  • 10:30-11:50: Coming to terms with the war between Israel and Palestine today