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Thumbnail image for  A Brief History of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theater
  • Aron Gonshor - actor in the Montreal Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre and surgeon - recounts the history of The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theater, of which he has been a longtime member.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Memories of the 2nd Avenue Yiddish Theater
  • Shirley Cohen Steinberg, writer and director of Yiddish plays, describes her experiences going to the Yiddish theater on 2nd Avenue as a child.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Tilting at Windmills: Keeping Faith in Yiddish Theater
  • Allen Lewis Rickman, Yiddish actor, describes how he sees the future of Yiddish theater by comparing it to the adventures of Don Quixote.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for "Off-Broadway," A Phrase Courtesy of the Yiddish Theater
  • Hershl Hartman, native Yiddish speaker and educational director at the Sholem Community in California, shares some anecdotes about Yiddish theater in New York City.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for A Great Institution: Fyvush Finkel on Yiddish Theater
  • Fyvush Finkel, z"l—comedian, actor, and singer—shares his thoughts on the institution of Yiddish theater and how it has been a part of his life.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for "This is the Life!"—Yiddish Theater in New York
  • Bryna Wasserman, executive director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and daughter of Yiddish actress Dora Wasserman, reflects on the beginning of her career as an actress and living in New York City.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for The Vilna Troupe and Transnational Yiddish Art Theatre
  • Debra Caplan, Ph.D. candidate in Yiddish, briefly explains her dissertation which focuses on the Vilna Troupe and their role in creating a Yiddish art theater movement.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for The Future of Yiddish Theater: A Need for Something New
  • Yelena Shmulenson, NY-based Yiddish actress from the Former Soviet Union, details why she has difficulty being hopeful about the future of Yiddish theater, and outlines what she believes must be done in order to keep it alive.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for My First Job Performing in Yiddish Theatre
  • Diane Cypkin, professor at Pace University and performer, recalls the circumstances that led to her first performing in Yiddish theatre and vaudeville on 2nd Avenue in New York.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for The Yiddish Theater: Stuck in Your Head, Then and Now
  • Mildred Berman, New York native and active volunteer worker, remembers the Yiddish theater as "the best thing about growing up!" She remembers the songs she and her family sang along to, and tells about performing a song in Yiddish in her Yiddish...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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