Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre

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The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre, a branch of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, was founded in Montreal in 1958 by Dora Wasserman (June 1919– December 2003), a Ukrainian actress, playwright, and theatre director.

The first play was The Innkeeper.[1] Wasserman[2] directed over 70 plays over four decades. One review said that "The most successful of these was A Bintel Brief, based on immigrants' letters to the advice column of the Jewish Daily Forward"[3], referring to a Yiddish newspaper.

The Dora Wasserman is one of the few remaining Yiddish theaters in the world.

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ Dora Wasserman, The indefatigable founding director of Canada's only Yiddish theatre died at 84. Archived February 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Jewish Women's Archive

External links

  • Theatre Web site
  • Jewish article on the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre
  • Jewish obituary for Dora Wasserman
  • Segal Centre for Performing Arts

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