Why Sholem Asch Matters: A Virtual Roundtable with Joel Berkowitz, David Mazower, and Caraid O'Brien

Recorded Live Via Zoom on March 15, 2022

In this roundtable discussion, in conjunction with a 2022 production at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, three commentators with a deep engagement with Asch discuss his extraordinary life and career – and why his plays still matter.

In connection with the production at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre , this program is part of a series of public programs organized by the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, supported in part by a generous Arts & Culture Community Grant from the Association for Jewish Studies, with the following additional program partners:

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, and UW-Milwaukee’s LGBTQ+ Studies Program.

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