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Written and Performed by Jenni Wolfson

Directed by Jen Nails

October 2011


RASH is based on Jenni’s experiences working with the UN in Rwanda and other countries in crisis. RASH makes something as huge and

incomprehensible as genocide personal, giving audiences a taste of what it might be like to live and love in the midst of horror and tragedy. Jenni’s work leads her from overcrowded prisons to picturesque areas marred by tragedy. Her risk-taking lands her smack in the middle of land-mines, mortal shelling and rebel attacks. And as if having a rebel gun to her head wasn’t enough, Jenni has to deal with her Jewish family back in Scotland who are struggling to cope with her life choices. Her dream job is their worst nightmare.



“Solo theatre doesn’t get any better than this.”


“The human rights activist has pulled off a tremendous feat, turning her near death experiences

into a piece of utterly watchable, totally gripping theatre.”

Edinburgh News


“Wolfson’s performance is engaging and personal, but the honesty of her writing

is the most beautiful part of the show.”

New York Theater Review


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JENNI WOLFSON (performer) is a human rights activist, writer and performer. Since April 2006, Jenni has been the Managing Director of Peter Gabriel’s WITNESS, an international human rights organization based in New York, which uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. Prior to joining WITNESS, Jenni worked globally for the United Nations/UNICEF for 12 years as a diplomat in the human rights and humanitarian fields, including in Rwanda and Haiti. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, she speaks six languages. Jenni has an MA in Human Rights from the University of Essex and, much to the delight of her parents, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Strathclyde. She studied acting at the Deena Levy Theater Studio. RASH, an independent play, marks Jenni’s writing and acting debut. Her performances have been sold-out at a number of different venues, including TEDx East, the International Edinburgh, NY Fringe festivals, 59E59 Theaters, Harvard University and Columbia University.​

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