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.

People’s Baffled Reactions to Serious Yiddish Plays through the New Worlds Theatre Project

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Ellen Perecman, founder and producing artistic director of the New Worlds Theatre Project, discusses people's reactions to Yiddish plays, ranging from the realization that Yiddish plays are just as varied as any other type of play to asking questions like, "how come the actors didn't have any Yiddish accents?"

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.