DI FROYEN (THE WOMEN) ON STAGE
Melissa Weisz, Malky Goldman, and Rachel Botchan join us on The Shmooze to talk about their upcoming performance of Di Froyen (The Women), based on the play Women’s Minyan by Naomi Ragen, adapted for the New Yiddish Rep by Weisz and Goldman, and directed by Botchan. The play is a one-act drama of an abused Orthodox Jewish wife who is being kept from her children. In conversation the women talk about the role of Yiddish in their work and the universality of the story. Our conversation touches on their work as actors, co-writers, and director of the one-act drama and the role of Yiddish in their work. Presented as part of the Yiddish Book Center’s 2022 Decade of Discovery Women in Yiddish.