The Golem’s Mighty Swing

A graphic novel by James Sturm, Adapted for the stage by Marcus Jamin

World Premiere – October 2019
The Winnipeg Jewish Theatre

A puppet adaptation of a graphic novel, The Golem’s Mighty Swing follows the story of the Stars of David – a 1920’s barnstorming, Jewish baseball team that travels small town America playing exhibition games. The team faces financial hardship, and is forced to make a difficult decision in order to keep their dreams alive. James Sturm’s graphic novel explores themes of prejudice, plagiarism, cultural appropriation and the cost of compromising ones ideals.

Chosen from 250 applications as part of our Forward March call for new work, The Golem’s Mighty Swing is created by Marcus Jamin.


  • Nov 16 - 24, 2019 | Preview Nov 14

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre
‍C 148-123 Doncaster Street
Winnipeg, MB, R3N 2B2

Forward March Pop-Up Performers

  • Rielle Braid
  • Ishai Buchbinder
  • Audrey Dwyer
  • Alex McCooeye

Forward March Pop-Up Creative Team

  • Puppet design and construction – Marcus Jamin
  • Co-Conspirator – Mitchell Cushman
  • Producer – Michelle Yagi
  • Design Dramaturge – Nick Blais
  • Associate Co-Conspirator – Luc Trottier
  • Melodica Accompaniment – Britta Johnson
  • Shadow Puppet construction – Erin Fleck, Sarah Fairlie