Promo Video (2 min.)

I left this show feeling so stirred, moved, inspired and supported. You had the courage and fortitude to do something with

what many of us encounter……memories and relics of our ancestors’ lives.


We all felt drawn into the magic of the conversation, the questions you raised and your deep love for your parents. Your voice is capable of breathing life into an amazing range of songs.


Through letters lost and found, a daughter explores her family’s parallel lives during WWII on both sides of the ocean, featuring songs of the 1940’s from America and abroad.

When my parents died in 2010 within weeks of each other, I found hundreds of over-the-top love letters that they wrote over their 70-year marriage starting before the outbreak of WWII.  Completely fascinated and curious, I felt compelled to embody their early innocence and dreams juxtaposed to the struggles of my relatives who lived in the Warsaw ghetto.

Written by Joyce Miriam Friedman


A Woman’s Journey through Time¬†with Story and Song

Finding Miriam is an inspiring, funny and poignant one-woman show. Weaving story, song and puppetry, Joyce brings to life her journey of discovering her relationship with her great-grandmother, Miriam, and the Biblical Prophetess Miriam.

Written and Created by Joyce Miriam Friedman