The ranks of Yiddish scene designers boast some world-famous names, most notably Marc Chagall and Boris Aronson. While Chagall went on to Paris and Aronson to Broadway, many other designers brought Yiddish stages to life with their ingenious sets and costumes.

June 24, 2021

A Year of Yiddish Theatre in Covid: A Wrap Up?

In the past year, we’ve covered a number of COVID-era online productions, from drag, to Yiddish-inspired new plays, to a re-mounted classic, to long-ignored material and more long-ignored material.
April 12, 2021

Why Wikidata is Good for Yiddish Theatre Research

Part two of two on how the digital humanities can inspire the world of Yiddish theatre.
March 15, 2021

Wikidata, Yiddish Theatre Posters, and the World

Der dibek, 1975, Israeli Yiddish entertainment posters, 1930-1981, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University.
January 7, 2017

Brothel Intrigue, with a Modern Twist: Got fun nekome at the New Yiddish Rep

The New Yiddish Rep’s production is no period play. The play itself feels remarkably modern, even 110 years later, and the New Yiddish Rep has given *Got fun nekome* a production to match.
December 23, 2016

Mending The Torn Curtain: A Documentary Film About the First International Yiddish Theatre Festival

Montreal prides itself on being the city of festivals. It is home to the world’s largest, if not the most prestigious, jazz festival, and the largest, and maybe the most prestigious, comedy festival.
January 21, 2015

The Talented Mr Rotblat and His Micrographic Tribute to Jacob Gordin

This is the story behind an exquisite portrait of a Yiddish dramatist.