Casting non-Yiddish speakers in Yiddish theater is a tacit admission of defeat.
Without Yiddish speaking actors there can be no viable Yiddish theater.
Training native Yiddish speakers for the stage has become a priority.
Luzer Twersky in God Of Vengeance
Yiddish theater has its own cultural identity and yet it has been one of the influential stages of modern world theater. We intend to make it known to a larger audience, outside of its cultural boundaries, both in its classic and unfolding forms.
The theater works as a springboard for and incubator of a widening array of Yiddish theater related artistic activities.
We carry the classical into the present while we create and develop new Yiddish inspired works and investigate modern approaches to the vast Yiddish theater lexicon that will make it accessible to modern audiences.
Malky Goldm an and Mira Kessler in God Of Vengeance