The Great Divide

Jun 23, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024 | Studio

A Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre production

Written by Alix Sobler

Yiddish translation by Aron Gonshor and Edit Kuper
Directed by Trevor Barrette

 

A Yiddish language premiere!

 

Right before the end of the work day on Saturday, March 25, 1911, tragedy struck the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory located on the lower east side of Manhattan as a fire erupted on the 8th floor. In a mere ten minutes, 146 lives were lost, mostly young women and recent immigrants.

 

The Great Divide by Alix Sobler offers a poignant insight on the immigrant and refugee experience of the early 20th Century. Winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition, it highlights the profound sacrifices made by those who sought opportunity and a fresh start across the ocean.

 

Limited complimentary tickets are available for students, thanks to the Foundation for Yiddish Culture. 

For more information, please write sslapak@segalcentre.com

 

Cast

(in alphabetical order)

 

Rosa ELLA DEUTSCH

Sadie, Sophie, Clara, & Others CAROLINE GAUTHIER

Jacob, Avram & Others BRAM LACKMAN-MINCOFF

Manya & Others TESSA LUPKOWSKI

Max, Samuel & Others DAVID PETERMAN

 

Creative team

Playwright ALIX SOBLER

Yiddish Translators ARON GONSHOR and EDIT KUPER

Director TREVOR BARRETTE

Assistant Director ABI SANIE

Set Designer BRUNO-PIERRE HOULE

Costume Designer SABRINA MILLER
Lighting Designer TIM RODRIGUES

Sound Designer JULIAN SMITH

Fight and Intimacy Director CARA REBECCA

Stage Manager TREVOR BARRETTE

Assistant Stage Manager SARAH ALEVY

Apprentice Stage Manager ORION HAUSKNOST

Music Consultant J-ROB

Movement Consultant KRYSTINA DEJEAN

Yiddish Language Diction Coaches RIVKA AUGENFELD, BRONNA LEVY, AND SAM STEIN

Emerging artists generously supported by The Jonathan and Susan Wener Family Foundation



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