Western Europe

June 29, 2019

“A Piquant Curiosity”: The Gender-Bending Drama Yo a man, nit a man

Read about the gender-bending play Yo a man, nit a man (Yes a Man, Not a Man).
September 11, 2017

Yaschar: My Father’s Life in Yiddish Theatre

Yaschar Aronowicz, My father, participated in Yiddish theatre for three decades, in at least two European cities, Berlin and Paris.
August 8, 2017

Yiddish Opera at the Standard Theatre, London 1895

Who in Surabaya would possibly be interested in reading about Yiddish theatre in London’s East End?
May 29, 2017

Théâtre Lancry: The Center of Yiddish Paris

Paris is known for, among other things, its theatre. Institutions like the Théâtre de l’Odéon and the Comédie-Française, for example, come immediately to mind. Lost to history, however, is Théâtre Lancry: the first and most important site of Yiddish theatre in Paris. First built in 1880, Théâtre Lancry was intended as a small space for community gatherings. It seated […]
May 15, 2017

The Troïm-Teater and Contemporary Yiddish Theatre in Paris

Yiddish theatre is alive and well in the City of Light.
November 9, 2016

Dragging the Netherlands into a Global World: Yiddish Theatre and the Ansky Society

The Netherlands never established a permanent Yiddish theatre, but it did establish the Ansky Society
January 19, 2016

A Tribute to Sonia Lizaron

Arnold Zable is an award winning writer, storyteller, educator, and human rights advocate.
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.