Vanessa "The Hebrew Mamita" Hidary

Native New Yorker Vanessa Hidary, aka The Hebrew Mamita, is an actress, solo performer, writer, and director who grew up on Manhattan's culturally diverse Upper West Side. Her experiences as a Sephardic Jew with close friends from different ethnic and religious backgrounds inspired her to write "Culture Bandit," a solo show that chronicles her coming of age during the golden era of hip-hop, identity struggles, and her dedication to fostering understanding and friendship between all people of all cultures. [+]