The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

Caraid O’Brien: On and Off the Stage

Caraid O’Brien, an accomplished writer, performer, director, translator, and a Yiddish Book Center alumna speaks with us about her work on and off the stage. An accomplished translator, her translation from the Yiddish of Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance” “set Show World aflame” according to the Village Voice. She is a three-time recipient of a new play commission from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture for her contemporary adaptation of Dovid Pinski’s Yiddish classic “Jake the Mechanic” as well as for the first-ever English translations of Sholem Asch’s underworld plays “Motke Thief” and “The Dead Man.” Currently, Caraid is performing in the New Yiddish Rep’s world premiere of Eugene Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros.”

Listen now