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Ellen Perecman's Oral History
Ellen Perecman, founder and producing artistic director of the New Worlds Theatre Project, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 8, 2016 in New York, New York.
This interview was conducted in English.
Ellen Perecman was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1953.
Video highlights from this oral history
Childhood Home and Growing Up in a Community of Survivors2 minutes 10 seconds
Visiting Her Mother's Hometown2 minutes 57 seconds
The Creation of the New Worlds Theatre Project3 minutes 26 seconds
People’s Baffled Reactions to Serious Yiddish Plays through the New Worlds Theatre Project2 minutes 55 seconds
What People Should Learn From Yiddish Plays5 minutes 11 seconds
The Importance of Accurately Translating and Performing Yiddish Plays5 minutes 17 seconds
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