National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
at The Museum of Jewish Heritage
Now celebrating its 103rd season, Tony Award nominated and Drama Desk Award winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) is the longest consecutively producing theatre in the US and the world’s oldest continuously operation Yiddish theatre company. Dedicated to creating a living legacy through the arts, connecting generations and bridging communities, NYTF brings history to life by reviving the lost and forgotten gems of the Yiddish stage through its global restoration project, commissioning new work, and adapting pre-existing work for the 21st Century. Serving a versatile audience comprised of performing arts patrons, cultural enthusiasts, Yiddish-language aficionados and the general public, the company presents plays, musicals, concerts, lectures, interactive educational workshops and community-building activities in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying performances. NYTF provides access to the hundreds of years of cultural expression, aiming to inspire the imaginations of the next generation to contribute their own stories to this valuable work.
Past Theatre Companies and Organizations
Berkshire Theatre Group
BTG was created in 2010 when Berkshire Theatre Festival (celebrating its 90th anniversary this year) merged with The Colonial Theatre (now in its 115th year). Since its inception, BTG has served as a center for creative work that enriches, educates, invigorates and transforms artists and audiences. Located in Stockbridge, MA and Pittsfield, MA, BTG aims to support artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment.
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Atlas Circus Company
Atlas Circus Company challenges the current framework of circus by placing an emphasis on meaningful narrative. The company’s artistic mission is to create works that will appeal to people of all ages by utilizing a unique combination of dance, theater, and circus arts as an artistic medium that audiences can connect to on a social, political and personal level. The company strives to be a leader in American circus and to facilitate the next generation of American circus artists. The goal is to bring circus arts to mainstream America and educate the community to the boundless possibilities that circus arts can provide.
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The Barrow Group
The Barrow Group offers theatre patrons and performing arts students an artistic experience focused on simplicity, clarity, and spontaneity. In the 10,000 sf arts center in midtown Manhattan, audiences enjoy deeply engaging productions of excellent plays, and students learn easy-to-understand techniques that help them tell stories more clearly and freely. While many aspiring actors take their acting classes, they also have executives, public officials, teachers, and many others enroll in the theater training workshops. They also offer acting classes for kids and teens. They believe people are hungry for shared experiences of theatre that are intimate and inspiring.
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