Brought to you by Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. 

Michelle Azar (Aaron)’s one woman show explores how two distinctive cultures from generations past have found their way into her life’s journey and her relation to all things Jewish. Her play brings us from Baghdad to Brooklyn and Poland and Israel with deep sentiment and humor. Through music and masterful storytelling, Michelle tells a timely story of a family’s love and dysfunction set against a historical and redemptive background. 

Written and Performed  by Michelle Azar
Directed by Brian Kite

SUNDAy, MARCH 7, 7:30 PM

300 N Clark Drive, BEVERLY HILLS

$18 Temple Emanuel Member General Admission
$36 General Admission
$20 Students l 30 and Under l AEA and SAG-AFTRA members ; Must present ID



Michelle’s performance background began in Chicago where she was part of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s children’s choir. She received her BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and MA in Drama Therapy, also from NYU. After meeting her nice Jewish boy in Israel, she moved with him to Los Angeles and began a theatre company, Neurotic Young Urbanites, with whom she created years of award winning theatre. Her work in LA led Michelle to roles on TV and film: some recent titles: Dr. Gilani on NCIS LA,  A.D.A. Leigh on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, and THE MAGICIANS. Michelle recently created the role of Masha in the New York production of MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN at the Cherry Lane, and as Constance in BRONCO BILLY, THE MUSICAL at the Skylight theatre. She received the 2016 Stage Raw award for Best Actress for her work in MY BARKING DOG . Michelle’s voice has been heard in films like LAST VEGAS and on the radio in jingles for Coca Cola and McDonald’s. Her one-woman show, FROM BAGHDAD TO BROOKLYN, tours around the country and premiered in the United Solo Festival on Theatre Row in NYC tis past Fall and enjoyed an evening at the Skirball Cultural Center in November. . The intention of the piece is to explore her dual American Middle Eastern her upbringing in order to bring to light fears and hidden judgments, so that we can all hopefully ask questions to bring us into peace.