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DIG Writing Workshop
April 24th we will discuss “Wooden Wars” – new Yiddish play about Polish-Jewish relationships by Jana Mazurkiewicz
Location: 2439 - Walgreen Center
About Joanna Mazurkiewicz:
Joanna Mazurkiewicz developed a strong interest in the “rejected daughter of Jewish culture” (Yiddish theatre). As a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan, she continues her research into American Yiddish culture and contributes to its rich tradition through her multilingual play about Polish-Jewish relationships, the main language being Yiddish, in addition to English and Polish. The title of the play is Wooden Wars (“Hiltserne Milkhomes” in Yiddish and “Drewniane Wojny” in Polish). The play is slated to open in December 2014 and is expected to attract audiences from a wide range of backgrounds: Polish, Polish-American, Jewish, non-Jewish, and general theatre enthusiasts. The main goal to demonstrate that Yiddish can be revived not only in academia but also in the arts. Mazurkiewicz strives to encourage a discussion about a revival of Yiddish as a stage language and as a means of exploring the current state of Polish-Jewish relationships.
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Location: 2439 Walgreen Center