THE NATIONAL YIDDISH THEATRE – FOLKSBIENE
The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, which celebrates its centenary in 2015,
is the longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world.
Throughout each season, The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene produces a variety of programs including staged readings, workshops, concerts, main-stage productions, touring productions, seminars, and lectures. Please, take a look:
GHETTO TANGO // A moving and inspirational concert
GHETTO TANGO presents music theater repertoire written and adapted by Jewish composers, lyricists, actors, singers, street performers, and amateurs in the Jewish Ghettos of Poland and Lithuania during World War II. It is a record of the expressive vocabulary of its time and its creators – satirical and elegiac, political and personal, angry and heartfelt. Its musical forms reflect the diverse sources of popular Yiddish songs of the first third of the twentieth century- songs rooted in East European Jewish folks and liturgical music, and influenced by European opera and operetta, American ragtime, film, and the international rage for tango and cabaret entertainment.
My Yiddishe Chanukah
A musical, theatrical Chanukah celebration for the whole family, featuring a young ensemble of performers and accompanied by a hip Klezmer ensemble under the musical direction of Zalmen Mlotek.
Starring Joanne Borts, Rachel Yucht, Daniella Rabbani, Avi Fox-Rosen with Dmitri “Zisl-Yeysef” Slepovitch, Brian Glassman and Matt Temkin.
SOUL TO SOUL
SOUL TO SOUL is an electrifying concert that explores the intersections between African-American and Yiddish folk music traditions. Conceived and directed by Zalmen Mlotek, featuring Lisa Fishman, Elmore James and Tony Perry.
In English and Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles.