The Golem’s Mighty Swing

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

World Premiere – November 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.

Cast & Crew
By James Sturm
Adapted for the stage by Marcus Jamin.

Katherine Cullen – Victor/as cast
Toby Hughes – Noah/as cast
Jesse Nerenberg – Fishkin/as cast
James Smith – Mo/as cast
Ray Strachan – Henry/as cast

Director – Mitchell Cushman
Dramaturge – Leah Cherniak
Stage Manager – Ryan Bjornson
Puppets & Props Designer – Marcus Jamin
Set & Lighting Designer – Nick Blais
Sound Designer – James Smith
Apprentice Stage Manager – Ridge Romanishen
Assistant Director – Jillian Willems
Assistant Set Designer – Daina Leitold

Production Team
Katherine Johnston – Production Management
James Douglas Moore – Production Management
Keith Damboise – Head Carpenter
Jerry Augustin – House Technician, WJT
Harlequin Costumes – Costumes
Kate Jamin – Puppet Costume Designer
Jonathan J Davis – Puppet builder
Gideon Ruttimann-Hoskins – Puppet builder
Fred Jamin – Puppet builder
Ronnie Burkett – Puppet builder
Kira Duff – Puppet builder
Shawna Reiter – Puppet builder
Aaron Merke – Puppet builder

Originally chosen from 250 applications as part of our Forward March call for new work, The Golem’s Mighty Swing received a workshop presentation as part of 2016’s The Pop-Up Experience.

  • 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