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Students will meet online Wednesdays June 3 and 10 from 4-5:30pm OR Thursdays June 4 and June 11, from 4-5:30pm via Zoom.
Sorry, the Thursday sessions are full. Sign up for the Wednesday or Friday sessions below. Limit 11 students per session.
$50, $40 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)
From the roots of the Jewish diaspora, to the emergence of the Yiddish language in the early Middle Ages, the themes of suffering and survival have been associated with Judaism. Through an examination of Sholem Alechim’s book Tevye, the Dairyman, published in 1894, we trace how his stories, adapted into the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof, set the stage for the thematic universality of a myriad of world cultures.
Stephen Kitsakos draws from a wealth of theatre experience, having served on the Theatre Arts Faculty at SUNY New Paltz from 1999-2013, where he taught undergraduate theatre studies and performance and directed many plays. He is also an opera librettist and writer.
You can find your assignments for each session online. Most of the materials will be provided or are readily available for free. However, a few items must be purchased or downloaded through one of the streaming services (ie. Amazon Prime, iTunes). We will make sure you have plenty of time to do what is required in advance but please be prepared to commit in advance for each class you wish to participate in by reading the materials and viewing any content.