The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

New Yiddish Rep: Playing to a 21st Century Audience

This week, we talk with New Yiddish Rep director David Mandelbaum as he discusses the theater’s current production, Clifford Odets' 1935 masterpiece Awake and Sing!, as well as their past performances of Rhinoceros and Death of a Salesman. He also explains how the theater seeks to “educate a new generation of Yiddish actors and to illuminate for the public the diversity, cutting edge creativity, and universality of the Yiddish theater legacy,” by both creating new audiences and strengthening and satisfying existing ones.

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