Remembrance of Things Past: Keeping the Stories of Jewish Poland Alive is a performance by Witek Dąbrowski, Deputy Director of Brama Grodzka-Teatr NN from Lublin, Poland and Leora Tec, Founder and Director of Bridge to Poland. They will describe how their two divergent backgrounds led them to the same goal of Jewish remembrance, and how their histories and meeting ultimately became a part of that story. Interwoven into the presentation will be Witek's one-man interpretation of a selection of stories authored by Nobel Prize winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. These stories reanimate the world of Singer's youth - the Jewish Poland of 100 years ago.
The presentation has been created by Leora Tec and Brama Grodzka-Teatr NN, a theater and cultural institution dedicated to preserving the memory of the Jews of Lublin, Poland and staffed entirely by non-Jewish Poles. It will be conducted in English while Mr. Dąbrowski's performance will be in Polish with English supertitles.
The event is presented in partnership with the American Association for Polish Jewish Studies.
A wine reception will follow the performance.
Remembrance of Things Past
Keeping the Stories of Jewish Poland Alive
A presentation by Witek Dąbrowski and Leora Tec
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
The Kosciuszko Foundation: 15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
Tickets: $10 - KF Members/ $15 - Regular Admission
Witek Dąbrowski is a cultural animator, entertainer, actor and storyteller. He was a founding member of Ośrodek Brama Grodzka-Teatr NN (The "Grodzka Gate ‐ NN Theatre Center) in 1990. He became the deputy director of the center in 1998 and is its principal actor.
Leora Tec is a writer, speaker and founder and director of Bridge To Poland. She is the American Ambassador to Brama Grodzka-Teatr NN, sits on the board of the AAPJS and is the recipient of the Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship from Wellesley College, which will take her to Poland to do the work of documenting those who are preserving Jewish memory. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a J.D./LL.M. from Duke University School of Law.