Please join us for a night of Yiddish Theater with actor, director, and Yiddishist, Mikhl Yashinsky (yashinsky.com). Yashinsky, who was born in Detroit and currently lives in the old Yiddish theatre district of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, will share his varied experiences with the art form in both those places, from directing a Yiddish play with Detroit high schoolers (the first such production put in a non-Haredi American school since the Holocaust), playing an evil witch in the Yiddish theatrical repertoire's most notorious title role, and being directed by legend Joel Grey in the recent Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof. "Zoom" in for some history, some personal reflections, some questions from the audience — together with some live performances of theatrical excerpts in Yiddish, with projected English translations.
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