Juliene Berk

Biography

Juliene Berk

Email: Julieneberk@​aol.com
web sites: www.Julieneberk.com
tel: 212-876-2510

Born: Jacksonville, Florida
Education: The Juilliard School and Columbia University, B.S.

PUBLISHED BOOKS:
*THE DOWN COMFORTER, St. Martin’s Press and Avon Books, self- help
**CALL HER BLESSED (self-published) family memoir of Jews in the South
**GLIMPSES OF SOUTHERN JEWISH ROOTS (self-published) short stories


PUBLISHED SHORT STORIES in periodicals:
THE MIAMI HERALD Sunday Magazine -- The Package FORWARD (English edition) Protector of the Brood
JEWISH CURRENTS -- Sweet Revenge
FEMINIST VOICES -- Blue Silk Garters
PACKN TREGER -- A Bintel Brief

PLAYS:
SOLITAIRE -- NYC cable TV presentation
THE TORTOISE AND THE YARROW -- staged readings, NYC
THE LAMBS-- reading, Actor’s Studio, NYC
YANKEL IN AMERICA—Staged reading with music. The Lambs Club starring Theo Bikel: features characters from CALL HER BLESSED
BURNT OFFERINGS–based on CALL HER BLESSED,
ROSA BELLA TAKES CARE OF THE WORLD – play with music





SELECTED WORKS:

Creative Non-Fiction
e.g. Fiction, History, Magazine Articles, etc. goes here
Short stories and vignettes based on family members in CALL HER BLESSED
The world-renowned lover returns in the being of an irresistible cat.
PLAYS
Based on a true story set in America's South and Havana, Cuba at the beginning of the 20th century which deals with an Eastern European Jewish tradition of "special women."
Hugo von Hofmannsthal is credited with creating the greatest female character ever to tread the operatic boards--Marie Therese (Die Marschallin in the opera DER ROSENKAVALIER). She was his Muse, his Goddess, his ideal woman. He created his GALATEA according to patriarchal culture which not only put a female Muse at the beck and call of the artist, but also dictated that ALL incarnations of Aphrodite--all females --be innately subservient to males. In this play the artist's creation comes to life as a vibrant, seeking, uncertain, loving human being who is now free to be her SELF and to love whomever and however she chooses. This famous myth is stood on its heels breaking tradition by regarding it from the matriarchal point of view.

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