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Shellen Lubin, Artistic Director

Susan Merson, Literary Manager

Beth-Ellen Keyes, Managing Director

DAY ONE PROGRAM - CELEBRATION PROGRAM

Day Two program

DAY THREE PROGRAM

STUDY GUIDE

Festival Schedule

DAY ONE - JEWISH WOMEN BEFORE THE HOLOCAUST

Tuesday, March 20

10:00am - 12:30pm
Bread and Three Roses (Rose Schneiderman, Zivia Lubetkin, and Ida Nudel) by Jessica Eisenberg
Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman by Matilda Rabinowitz (excerpt, autobiographical)
The End of Gomorrah (Lot’s Wife) by Edith Thomas (adapted by Susan Merson)
Scenes from Anna O. (Bertha Pappenheim) by Paul Pasulka
Red Emma (Emma Goldman) by Maxine Kern (excerpt)
Tamar by Emma Goldman-Sherman (excerpt)

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lilith Magazine Salon with Susan Weidman Schneider - Historical Perspectives - How do we present our troubling stories?

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Mit a Fiddle in the Middle (Molly Picon) by C.J. Ehrlich (excerpt)
Castles in the Air (Anna Pavlova) by Christine Drew Benjamin
After the Thin Man (Stella Adler & Sylvia Gassell) by Shellen Lubin
The Spring and Fall of Eve Adams (Eve Adams) by Barbara Kahn

6:15pm - 8:00pm
CELEBRATION
Including songs in the voice of: Rabbi Angela Buchdahl (by Christine Toy Johnson & Bobby Cronin), Josie Earp (by Sheilah Rae & Michele Brourman), Emma Lazarus (by Dana Leslie Goldstein & Jon Goldstein), Bella Chagall (by Sarah Rebell & Teresa Lotz), Lilith (by June Rachelson-Ospa) / Estelle Parsons as Ida Kaminska (by Liz Amadio), Caroline Aaron as Joan Rivers (by Danielle Wirsansky), Cynthia Enfield as Sarah Bernhardt, Romy Nordlinger as Alla Nazimova, Judy Rosenblatt as Peggy Guggenheim (by Lanie Robertson), Autobiographical material from: TAMIR, Luna Kaufman, Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel,  Eleanor Reissa (performed by Eleanor Reissa & Mimi Lieber), Leah Kornfeld Friedman (performed by Ilene Kristen and Roberta Wallach), and Amy Oestricher. A scene from Indecent (by Paula Vogel, original direction by Rebecca Taichman) and Hannah Senesh (by David Schechter), and more from Eve Brandstein, Stephanie Satie, Sarah Steele, DS Magid, and Susan Cinoman

WITH: Tracy Stark on the piano, and Zoe Aqua on the violin

 

DAY TWO - JEWISH WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST AND ITS AFTERMATH

(RE-SCHEDULED FROM THE SNOW DAY ON MARCH 21)

Wednesday, March 28

10:30am - 1 pm
Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library (Hannah Arendt) by Jenny Lyn Bader
At the Train Station in Munich (Gisa Pieper) by Cynthia Cooper
Devil on the Wall (Hannah Senesh) by Danielle Wirsansky
Gretel Bergmann (Gretel Bergmann) by Cynthia Cooper
Never Forget (Shirley Jackson) by Donna Hoke
Letters to Sala (Ala Gertner) by Arlene Hutton (excerpt)
Hadassah (Henrietta Szold) by Elsa Rael
Shifra (family) by Sarah Kaidanow

1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon - How were women's experiences of the Holocaust are different?

3pm - 6pm
In the Evenings (family) by Susan Merson
The Spoken and the Unspoken by Cynthia Cooper
Searching for a New Sunrise by Robin Rice (excerpt)
Fibers (Hannah Stochel) by Amy Oestricher (excerpt)
vessels by Kim Yaged

 

DAY THREE - JEWISH WOMEN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY TO NOW

Thursday, March 22

10:00am - 12:30pm
Season to Season (Lee Krasner) by Richard Rashke (excerpt)
Scenes from the Life (Lee Krasner) by Glenda Frank (excerpts)
Truth in Motion (Anna Sokolow) by Cynthia Chapman
Burn Out (Rosalind Franklin) by Naomi Elster
Element 109 (Lisa Meitner) by Erin Moughon
The Goatherd's Wife by Carol Schlanger (autobiographical, excerpt)
Hebrew School 1961 by Barbara Bottner (autobiographical, excerpt)
Chicken Noodle Nightflights by Susan Merson (autobiographical, excerpt)
The 13th or the Martyr of Moscow (Anya Politkovskaya) by Nina V.
Anzia Alone (Anzia Yezierska) by Dana Leslie Goldstein

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon - What stories still need to be told?

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Future Girl Visits Barbie’s Mom (Ruth Handler) by Ellen Davis Sullivan
Marvel-ous Monica (Monica Lewinsky) by Sarah Tuft (excerpt)
Playing House (Bella Abzug) by Coni Koepfinger
My Fellow Congregants (Ivanka Trump) by Annie Weisman
The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg by Edward Morris (excerpt)
The Autobiography of Martine Rothblatt as Performed by Her Four Children Along With a Robot Named Bina48 by Kat Mustatea

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Sofia Shultz

STAGE MANAGERS: Jenna Lazar, Jennifer Leary, Zija Lubin-West

 

For information on FUTURE PLANS AND PROJECTS

please contact:

Shellen Lubin
Untold Stories of Jewish Women
untold@womenartsmedia.org
185 West End Avenue 23K NY, NY 10023

 

 

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