Remember the Women Institute Presents Women, Theater, and the Holocaust
Registration is now open for a special Women, Theater, and the Holocaust Yom HaShoah Zoom webinar of premiere performances at 4:00 PM EDT on Thursday, April 8, Yom HaShoah, presented by Remember the Women Institute.
The program features three original dramatic presentations about women and the Holocaust:
“Renia & Arianka” is a one-act play based on Renia’s Diary: A Holocaust Journal by Renia Spiegel with her sister, Elizabeth Bellak (Arianka Spiegel). The presentation is adapted and directed by Dr. Meghan Brodie, Associate Professor of Theater at Ursinus College, and performed as a concert reading by Ursinus Theater majors Emily Bradigan, Zara Tabackin, and Ali Wolf.
“Here Lived (Hier wohnte)” is a new short one-woman play by Cynthia L. Cooper. The play tells the story of a New Jersey woman searching for her family roots in Germany. She finds unexpected results from the Stolperstein project and the people there doing remembrance work. Professional actor Ginger Grace will present this reading.
“Etty” excerpts are performed by Susan Stein, who has adapted Dutch Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum’s words from her diary and performed versions of this one-woman play internationally. Etty's words, insights, and beliefs reach out from the Holocaust and allow us to see the power of hope and individual thought in the most extreme circumstances.
Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Founder and Executive Director, will discuss Remember the Women Institute’s Women, Theater, and the Holocaust Resource Handbook.
Registration for this free webinar is limited. Please register at this link here:
Remember the Women Institute is proud to participate in the 2021 7th annual National Jewish Theater Foundation Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings.
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