Toyt fun a Seylsman: A Play Reading in Yiddish of Death of a Salesman

Feb 29, 2024 - Mar 03, 2024 | Studio

By Arthur Miller

Yiddish translation by Joseph Buloff

Transliteration and Supertitles by Daniel Kahn

Directed by Adina Katz


Only two performances!

For the first time in Montreal, experience Arthur Miller's iconic masterpiece in Yiddish, Toyt fun a Seylsman. As Willy Loman (played by Sam Stein) confronts the complexities of his own existence and the pursuit of success, the Yiddish language adds a new layer of resonance to this landmark piece. In this emotionally charged adaptation, the struggles of the Lomans to find their place is heightened by the question: Are they a Jewish family? 

Death of a Salesman premiered on Broadway in February 1949, going on to win both the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. Buloff's Yiddish translation followed soon after.

CAST (in alphabetical order)

Charley - Mark Bassel

Uncle Ben - Pinchas Blitt

Miss Forsythe - Maia Cooper

Jenny, Letta & Operator - Cheryl Cooperman

Bernard - Jesse Krolik

Narrator - Jodi Lackman

Linda - Bronna Levy

Happy - David Peterman

Biff - Mikey Samra

The Woman - Asya Schulman

Willy Loman - Sam Stein



Projection Designer & Additional Adaptation by - Adina Katz

Head Technician, Studio & Head of Lighting - Natalie Demmon

Head of Sound - Jeremy Barrs

Supertitle Operator - Sam Melnick

Set-Up and Strike Crew - Catherine Sargent & Julian Smith


DEATH OF A SALESMAN is presented by special arrangement with United Talent Agency.



Yiddishkayt Initiative (


The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre and the Segal Centre for Performing Arts gratefully acknowledge the support of Barbara Seal, C.M.

Join us for a compelling evening of theatre as Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre actors give a dramatic reading of this classic that feels both fresh and familiar!

Presented in Yiddish with English supertitles.


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