Women, Theater, and the Holocaust – Annual Yom HaShoah Event

Women, Theater, and the Holocaust
Annual Yom HaShoah Event

Monday, May 6, 2024, at 7:00 PM

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (Beit Midrash)
Amsterdam Avenue and 76 Street
New York, NY

We are excited to announce this year’s Women, Theater, and the Holocaust Dramatic Readings.

Make your reservation now! We have a truly spectacular and inspirational lineup of dramatic readings. Last year we sold out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.

This year’s annual Yom HaShoah event features four readings that dramatize various aspects of women’s experiences during the Holocaust. They portray how women suffered and survived the horrors of the Nazi regime.

  • Excerpts from Annulla, written and performed by acclaimed Broadway director and playwright Emily Mann, based on the true story of a Jewish woman who passed as a non-Jew in Nazi Germany. 
  • English Lessons, premiere of a short play by Cynthia L. Cooper, inspired by a memoir by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia’s sister Gemma LaGuardia Gluck, held as a political prisoner in Ravensbrück women’s concentration camp. 
  • Excerpts from And the Rat Laughed, a novel by Nava Semel that deals with the sexual abuse of a hidden child in Poland. 
  • Excerpts from Letters to Sala by Arlene Hutton, adapted from the book Sala’s Gift by Ann Kirschner, the true account of a young girl’s survival in Nazi labor camps. 

Following these four outstanding dramatic presentations, there is a talkback with the playwrights, as well as a reception.


Reserve your tickets while they are still available.



We thank our partners for this program: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, National Jewish Theater Foundation, and Jewish Theatre Circle