Produced by Dorothy Dickie, Tales from a Yiddish Theatre examines the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre at Montreal’s Segal Centre, one of the oldest Yiddish theaters in North America. This artistic treasure has kept the Yiddish culture alive through traditional and original theatrical productions, including works by distinguished author Isaac Bashevis Singer and Quebec’s Michel Tremblay, as well as contemporary performances that have helped earn the Segal Centre worldwide recognition, including a musical based on the stories of Russian writer Isaak Babel, set to music by Montreal hip-hop artist, Josh “Socalled” Dolgin. Nestled between the English and French cultures of Montreal, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre has flourished for more than five decades, raising awareness of the once-thriving Yiddish language and helping usher in a renaissance of Yiddish culture through the arts.
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