Please join us for free, public events linked to the run of Berlin Diary at CoHo Theatre in April, 2017.
#Messages to the Future, Personal Archiving in the 21st Century
Saturday, April 15 @ 5 pm (before the 7:30 performance)
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 and 200 years from now.
With Sarah Turner, Open Signal Guest Artist Manager, Jah Justice, Peripheral Forms, & Erin Yanke, KBOO Program Director
Searching for Family
Sunday April 23 @ 5 pm (following the matinee performance)
'Searching for Family' will assemble personal stories of the challenges and rewards of family research in the face of mass displacement. Stories will draw from three different global perspectives- Cambodia, Afghanistan and Germany. Panelists: Chom Sou, Salah Ansary & Bruce Melzer
Moderated by Sacha Reich, Artistic Director of Jewish Theatre Collaborative
21st Century Berlin & the Jewish Diaspora
Sunday April 30 @ 5 pm (following the matinee performance)
There are currently an estimated 11,000-12,000 Israeli expats in Berlin and this number may be even higher given that many Israelis hold European passports through a program that allows Holocaust survivors and their descendants to apply for German citizenship. While the attractions of Berlin for young creatives drawn by affordable housing and arts funding is well established, this panel will consider Berlin’s flourishing diaspora in light of contemporary German attitudes towards Jewishness and the country’s approach to reconciliation and memorialization of the Holocaust. With Playwright Andrea Stolowitz, Professor Katja Garloff, & Journalist Miriam Widman. Moderated by Professor Patricia Schechter.
Sponsored by Metro