Where would theater in America be without the contribution of Yiddish Theater? From operetta, to satire, to naturalism, the immeasurable depth and scope of influence is profound in our most beloved works onstage. This workshop will focus on the play "God of Vengeance" and the play it inspired, "Indecent."
This workshop, instructed by actress Adina Verson (cast member of the original Broadway production), looks at the creation of the staging and characters in the Tony award winning play (2017) Indecent, which is about the inception and eventual censorship of the play God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. This play tackles the themes of censorship, discrimination and immigration, while celebrating the beautiful tradition of Yiddish Theater.
October 6, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Adina Verson is an actor and singer based in New York City. Most notably, Adina originated the role of Rifkele in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of INDECENT. She has originated many roles off-Broadway as well, including Wife 2 in WIVES at Playwrights Horizons, Betty 2 in COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES at MCC, Alex Van Halen in EDDIE AND DAVE at the Atlantic Theatre Company, and Emma in THE LUCKY ONES at Ars Nova, for which she was nominated for a Lortel award. Regionally she has worked at the Guthrie Theatre, Seattle Rep, the Ahmanson, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Yale Rep, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.Adina was most recently on ‘New Amsterdam’ in the guest starring role of Dr. Tabitha Park. She can be seen in the recurring roles of Nannerl Mozart on ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ and Miriam Setrakian on ‘The Strain’, and can be heard as a narrator for the audiobooks Trust Exercise and Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls. Adina holds her BFA from The Boston Conservatory, and her MFA from the Yale School of Drama
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