The Golem’s Mighty Swing

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

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.

  • August 23rd to 28th, 2016
    (Excerpt part of The Pop-Up Experience)

Anchored Social Club

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