The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
The Creation of the New Worlds Theatre Project
Ellen Perecman, founder and producing artistic director of the New Worlds Theatre Project, describes the process of creating the New Worlds Theatre Project, whose mission is to introduce the world to plays written in Yiddish before World War II and voices her frustration at people's attraction to "silly" Yiddish plays.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ellen Perecman.
This excerpt is in English.
Ellen Perecman was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1953.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
People’s Baffled Reactions to Serious Yiddish Plays through the New Worlds Theatre Project
2 min 55 sec
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