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Remembrance Reading Press

Some of the excellent media coverage we received for our inaugural 2015, 2016 and 2017 Remembrance Readings: 


Dialogs: Elie Wiesel, Playwright presented by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center

Eli Wiesel, the Nobel Laureate writer, activist, and Auschwitz survivor, was one of our society’s most eloquent and powerful voices for peace and human rights. Discover Wiesel the playwright and commemorate Yom Ha Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with an afternoon program of Remembrance Readings from Wiesel’s dramatic works, including "A Black Canopy, A Black Sky” and “Dialogues,” directed by Jeffrey B. Moss and featuring actors Nora Davis, Adam Keller, Theresa Mccarthy, Greg Mullavey, Craig Newman, Theodora Silverman, Mickey Tennenbaum, and Arden Truax. Stage Manager: David Beller. 

After the readings, join a conversation with authors Sheldon Harnick, Sherman Yellen, Jeff Cohen, and Lori Weintrob, Director, Wagner College Holocaust Center. Moderated by Arnold Mittelman, President, National Jewish Theater Foundation. 



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THE OLD GLOBE to present a reading of ANDA’S LOVE by JOSHUA SOBOL, Israel’s most prominent living playwright, directed by BARRY EDELSTEIN, featuring TOVAH FELDSHUH and NATACHA ROI


SAN DIEGO (March 29, 2017)—The Old Globe is proud to participate in the National JewisTheater Foundation – Holocaust Theater International Initiative – Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. The Globe will present a reading of Anda’s Love by Joshua Sobol, directed by the Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, featuring Globe favorites Tovah Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony) and Natacha Roi (The Winter’s Tale), with Talley Beth Gale (M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program) reading stage directions. Translated from the Hebrew by Roland Rees and Sobol, adapted for American audiences by Edelstein, the reading will take place on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets are currently available for subscribers and donors and go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 11 at 12:00 noon. Tickets are $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for subscribers, donors, students, and groups. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

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National Jewish Theater Foundation to Bring 'CABARET IN CAPTIVITY' to York Theatre

Originally posted on Broadway World
Written by BWW News Desk

The National Jewish Theater Foundation, in association with The York Theatre Company, will present a special one-night only performance of CABARET IN CAPTIVITY: Songs and Sketches from Terezin/Theresienstadt, as part of the second annual Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Readings. The event will take place on Sunday evening, May 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

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L'Chaim San Diego Magazine - Remembrance Readings

Originally posted on L'Chaim San Diego Magazine
Written by Alanna Mays

This Yom HaShoah, various theaters and cultural institutions across the country will commemorate the events of the Holocaust in a different way. On April 13, Remembrance Readings for Holocaust Remembrance Day will bring Jewish theater into the conversation about the Holocaust, and San Diego theaters are leading the way, participating in droves for the inaugural national event. The La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, North Coast Repertory and San Diego Repertory theaters had all signed on to participate in the program as of press time, with more expected to be added to the list in the coming days.

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Kindertransport At Wells

Originally posted on The Lansing Star Online
Written by David Foote

Aurora -- The Wells College Department of Theatre & Dance will present a staged reading of Diane Samuels' play 'Kindertransport' (winner of the Meyer-Whitworth Award), directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Siouxsie Easter. Wells was selected as a participant in the 2016 Remembrance Readings coordinated by the National Jewish Theatre Foundation. 'Kindertransport' will be performed in the Recital Hall of Barler Hall on Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.

From 1938 to 1940, nearly 10,000 Jewish children were evacuated without their parents from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to England. Most were between the ages of 4 and 17. Some were babies carried by children. Raised in foster homes and group homes, many times these children were the only members of their families to survive the horrors of the Holocaust. 'Kindertransport' follows one of these refugees as she tries to come to terms with the past she thought she had buried. It is about the choices we make to keep our children safe and the repercussions of traumatic events through generations of the family.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day to connect 9 states with plays


NEW YORK (AP) — Events in nine states will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with readings of plays that deal with that darkest time in world history.

The second annual Remembrance Readings program will include the reading of "2.5 Minute Ride" by Lisa Kron, "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" by Bertolt Brecht and "The Timekeepers" by Dan Clancy, among others.

The states participating either Sunday or Monday include New York, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin, Alabama, Oregon, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

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Press Release - Remembrance Readings

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)

San Diego, CA March 30, 2015. On April 13, 2015 arts related organizations across the country will unite to honor victims of the Holocaust by joining in the first ever Remembrance Readings for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). This event was conceived and launched by the National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJTF) and draws on information from over 600 plays made accessible in their newly created Holocaust Theater Catalog (HTC).

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A Place for Remembering

By Teresa Eyring
TCG Executive Director

Because its nature of bringing people together and, having therefore, a political character,
theatre has been proven an especially apt medium to feed collective memories.
—Juan Mayorga, playwright, writing for Holocaust Theatre Catalogue

In October, the National Jewish Theater Foundation/ National Jewish Theatre launched a new website, the Holocaust Theatre Catalogue (, with over 550 entries of plays written since 1933, about or related in some way to the Holocaust. Addressing the absence of any such comprehensive resource, the archive also came about in part because we are losing the last of the survivors of the Holocaust—and with them go their first-hand accounts of that horrific time in our history.

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