Yiddish Theater Lab On-line Event: Book Talk: Nahma Sandrow’s “Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance”

Book Talk: Nahma Sandrow’s Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance

Moderated by Adam Immerwahr, Theater J Artistic Director
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

Live Zoom Event on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30pm (US ET)

Part interview, part conversation, part performance. Join Theater J’s Artistic Director, Adam Immerwahr, in conversation with librettist, theater historian and translator, Nahma Sandrow about her recently published collection of Yiddish plays and scenes (including Mirele Efros, the basis of Theater J’s Yiddish Theater Lab production of The Jewish Queen Lear). Engage with forgotten masterpieces as actors perform excerpts—in their first ever English translation—that span the dramatic to comedic. Hear anecdotes from Yiddish theater’s past and get inspired for Yiddish theater’s future.