Performances Begin Tonight for Target Margin Theater's YIDDISH VERSION Lab
Target Margin Theater (David Herskovits, Artistic Director; John Del Gaudio, Artistic Producer) continues the 2013-14 season with their winter 2014 TMT Lab: Yiddish Version curated by TMT Artistic Producer John Del Gaudio. TMT's Lab offers a sampler of works from the canon of Yiddish theater and literature, to remind us all how diverse and sophisticated Yiddish culture was, and how great its loss.
Target Margin Theater is currently on a creative arc exploring Yiddish culture, a two-season initiative titled Beyond the Pale. The TMT Lab will include the work of playwrights, poets, novelists, and essayists, including the three great crowns of Yiddish literature - Sholem Aleichem, Y.L. Peretz and Mendele Moykher Sforim. The TMT Lab has the left, the right, the enlightenment, introspectivism, sweatshop poets from the Lower East Side, and modernist writers from Eastern Europe.
All performances will be performed in English beginning TONGIHT, February 12, 2014 for a limited engagement through Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)
John Del Gaudio, curator and TMT Artistic Producer, had this to share about the February Lab, "We are excited by the variety, the sophistication, the surprises we have discovered in this material. Much of it comes from that rich late 18th/early 19th century period that brought the birth of the avant-garde. So of course we here at Target Margin gravitate towards these texts and their challenges to form, content and the status quo. We could not have asked for a better setting than the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side; we can't wait to awaken the ghosts of Yiddish culture as we present 5 uniquely inspired productions."