Research: Joel Berkowitz

Digital Yiddish Theatre Project

In 2012, Joel Berkowitz and Debra Caplan (Baruch College, CUNY) founded the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project. The DYTP is a research consortium dedicated to the application of digital humanities tools and methods to the study of Yiddish theatre and drama. It is an experiment in scholarly collaboration across dozens of fields, methodologies, and institutions. DYTP’s fifteen members include theatre researchers, historians, literary scholars, musicologists, film scholars, librarians, archivists, performers, musicians, and independent scholars who are among the leading scholars of Yiddish theatre, drama, and related fields.

Digital Yiddish Theatre Project website

The Digital Yiddish Theatre Project in the News: Articles and Interviews

David Mazower, “Considering Yiddish Theater: Past, Present, Future,” Pakn Treger 69, Summer 2014 An Interview with Joel Berkowitz

Bonnie North, “Preserving and Extending Knowledge Through the Digital Yiddish Theater Project.” Interview with Joel Berkowitz and Debra Caplan, WUWM’s “Lake Effect” radio program, October 24, 2016.

Max Sparber, “Jewish Theater: Digital Yiddish Theatre Project.” Interview with Berkowitz & Caplan on Sparber’s blog, Dress British, Think Yiddish. October 6, 2016.