The Yiddish theater developed as a uniquely American art form in the Eastern European Jewish immigrant community in New York City and other urban centers, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It formed the foundation of the American dramatic and musical theatre as we know them today.
In this weekly gathering, open to the public, we will explore the swift flowering and decline of Yiddish theatre and read plays aloud (in English). Readings will include classics by notable writers such as S. Ansky, Jacob Gordin and Sholem Aleichem, as well “lost” gems that have been eclipsed by time.This weekly workshop takes place at TAA, and will be open to the public.
If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please be in touch!