Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust

Remember the Women Institute

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In Commemoration of Yom HaShoah

Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York City

 

Presented by

Remember the Women Institute

In cooperation with

American Jewish Historical Society

All About Jewish Theatre  - The Holocaust Theatre Online Collection

 

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Join us for a special evening of theatre, music, and discussion to launch Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust, Remember the Women Institute's new on-line educational unit.

 

Program

Three short dramatic presentations by professional actors and musicians:

Gretel Bergmann, written and directed by Cynthia Cooper, performed by Stacey Linnartz

Excerpts from In the Underworld, written by Germaine Tillion, 1944, in Ravensbrück

Directed by Meghan Brodie, performed by actors Stacey Linnartz and Lynn N. Silver, and singer Lily Davis

Wild Wind Blows” from Silence Not, A Love Story by Cynthia Cooper, performed by Stacey Linnartz

Musical direction and accompaniment by Jonathan Marro

A brief illustrated explanation of Remember the Women Institute's new on-line Educational Unit on Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust, by Rochelle G. Saidel and Karen Shulman

A panel discussion by experts on women, theatre and the Holocaust:

Rachel Lithgow, Executive Director, American Jewish Historical Society, Moderator

Dr. Meghan Brodie, Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of Southern Maine, Director, In the Underworld

Cynthia Cooper, playwright of Gretel Bergmann and Silence Not, A Love Story

Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, founder and Executive Director, Remember the Women Institute

Moti Sandak, founder and Executive Director, All About Jewish Theatre

Respondent, Dr. Sonja M. Hedgepeth, Professor, Holocaust Studies, Women's Studies, Language and Literature, Middle Tennessee State University

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The event coincides with the date of Remembrance Readings initiated by National Jewish Theater Foundation, which encourages using theatre to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive.

The Educational Unit on Women, Theatre, and the Holocaust (to be continually updated) will be available for educators and the general public on April 13 at www.rememberwomen.org. It will also be a feature of a virtual Holocaust Theatre On-line Collection encyclopedia, part of the work of All About Jewish Theatre, scheduled for release in 2016.