Exploring Yiddish Theatre
The Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to present Exploring Yiddish Theatre, two special events on Thursday March 27th and Saturday March 29th.
Thursday, March 27, 7:30 pm, FREE
UWM Golda Meir Library â€˘ 4th floor Conference Center
Yiddish Theatre in the Digital Age: An Interactive Round Table
This event marks the first public appearance of the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project, an international group of scholars devoted to the study and preservation of Yiddish theatre, drama, and performance around the world. In conjunction with a three-day workshop hosted by the Stahl Center, each member of the group will present a five-minute lecture; the TED-style talks will be followed by a lively round-table discussion and Q&A session with the audience.
Saturday, March 29, 8pm, FREE
UWM Arts Lecture Hall, located behind Mitchell Hall
Hankus Netsky & Hebrew National Salvage: A Musical Journey Through the Yiddish Theatre
The scion of a klezmer dynasty from the Old World by way of Philadelphia, Hankus Netsky is one of the original klezmer revivalists. As the founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and a longtime instructor at the New England Conservatory, Netsky has trained, taught, and sent out into the world several generations of contemporary klezmer musicians. Netsky and his band will perform and discuss the rich musical legacy of the Yiddish stage.