"The Broken Mishkan: Performance and Community Conversation with Sara Nesson"

Sunday, March 19, 2023, 4 p.m. EST



Mishkan is Hebrew for “sacred space.” The Broken Mishkan is a 23-minute theatrical work that follows author Sara Nesson’s compelling journey toward wholeness after being diagnosed with ME/CFS. From swimming New Hampshire lakes to chanting psalms with nuns in a California forest, in a story spiced with humor and Jewish mysticism, Sara celebrates the poignant connections between art, healing, wilderness, and blessing.

The 23-minute presentation was followed by a period of conversation. A recording of the presentation, not including the discussion, will be available briefly after the event, but only for those who registered for the event, and will not be posted to the MassME website.

Sara Nesson is an artist, writer, and performer who learned to draw after losing her good health. A lifelong creative, she has led candlelight services in churches, performed with A Traveling Jewish Theatre, mentored Jewish teenagers, and traversed the United States as a travel writer. She is currently at work leading an initiative to build visibility and equity for artists living with chronic illness or disability in Marin County, California.

You can read a recent interview with Sara here: https://www.marinij.com/2023/02/11/san-anselmo-woman-details-her-journey-of-living-with-chronic-illness-in-theatrical-show/.

Follow Sara's art on Instagram at @saranessonart.

Contact Sara with comments, questions or inquiries at saranesson.com.