- Read Portland Tribune's preview & interview with Andrea here--
"The story, she [Andrea] says — her story — is about repair, mending lost connections, and illustrating how events can fundamentally change the course of a family's history.
- Check out Willamette Week's preview here--
"Director Jonathan Walters remembers Stolowitz telling him that her family is 'sort of complicated, and people don't really see each other that much," and that she wondered if that's 'just the way it is, or is it because of the past, the things that broke our family apart and scattered us to the wind.'"
"Even if the play leaves that question unanswered, Stolowitz is clear about Berlin Diary's personal significance. "It's not a story about a man who has to flee Nazi Germany and go to New York and start his life over," she says. "It's a story about a woman who is trying to figure out what her family history is so she can make the family she wants to have."
Read Jewish Life Magazine's coverage of Berlin Diary here or pick up hard copies at CoHo Theatre--
- Read Portland Monthly's coverage of Stolowitz's residency at Artists Repertory Theatre here--
"Needless to say, it’s a major coup for Stolowitz, who’s won two Oregon Book Awards (for her plays Ithaka and Antarktikos), works as a collaborating writer with Hand2Mouth Theatre, and has landed a slew of other grants, residencies, and commissions. She’ll be a salaried playwright—not unheard of, but rare—and have funds to spend on travel, web design, and other career-boosting opportunities."
#MessagestotheFuture, Personal Archiving in the 21st Century
WHEN: Saturday, 4/15 @ 5 pm WHERE: CoHo Theatre, 2257 NW Raleigh St
In the 1940s Andrea Stolowitz's great grandfather wrote a diary as a message to his great grandchildren. This workshop considers the opportunities and challenges of communication with future generations in a time of endless documentation and personal archiving. Participants will reflect on what they might want their future kin to know, the challenges inherent in archiving in an era of planned obsolescence and the use of tags as archival tools. Participants will also have the chance to record messages to their future relatives living 20, 50 or 200 years from now. With Sarah Turner (Open Signal), Jah Justice (Peripheral Forms), Erin Yanke (KBOO)