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Sunday, March 19 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Laughter, Tears, Curtain: A Yiddish Theatre Workshop

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This is Adar, the month of purim-shpiln, the biblical-themed, ragtag, tragicomic performances that gave rise to the Yiddish theatre — so let's put on a little Yiddish play! We will examine some of the history of Yiddish theatre as an art form and then put the art into practice by studying and workshopping a scene from an actual historic Yiddish play on the theme of akeydes-yitskhok (the binding of Isaac). We will "brekhn di tseyn" (break our teeth) on the language together, learning to sound it out and understand it, and then work on staging parts of the drama in groups. No Yiddish or theatrical background necessary — we will simply shpil (play) together, as the best purim-shpilers do!

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Mikhl Yashinsky

Actor-singer, director, playwright, and Yiddishist, Mikhl Yashinsky (he/him) was born in Detroit, educated at Harvard, and now lives in Manhattan. With the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, he performed in the Yiddish-language Fiddler on the Roof (dir. Joel Grey) and in The Sorceress... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2023 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
JCC Auditorium

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