The Berlin Diaries Audio Drama
January 25, 2021
By Andrea Stolowitz
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
Composition and Sound Design by Rodolfo Ortega
The virtual release party is Sunday, January 24th @ 3:00pm. (Pacific Time)
Join us for the Virtual Release Party event from the comfort of your home. You’ll be the first to hear the new audio drama recorded during ART: Mercury Company. The virtual doors open at 2:30 so bring your favorite beverage and mingle with other guests and artists in break out rooms. After the show you will get to hear from the Director, Dámaso Rodríguez and Playwright, Andrea Stolowitz. Then there will be time to chat with the cast and crew of The Berlin Diaries. Run time is approximately 100 min with no intermission.Purchase Event
Access to just the audio drama will be available January 25th please come back then to listen at your leisure.
Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence and three-time Oregon Book Award winning playwright Andrea Stolowitz’s The Berlin Diaries, the autobiographical story of Andrea’s quest to untangle her family’s history using her German-Jewish great-grandfather’s diary, to be released to ART audiences prior to broader distribution. The audio drama is directed by Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez.
Andrea Stolowitz’s great-grandfather kept a journal for his descendants after escaping to New York City in 1939 as a German Jew. Following the complicated lure of genealogy, Stolowitz goes back to Berlin to bring the story of her unknown ancestors out of the archives into the light. The record keeps as many secrets as it shares. How do people become vershollen, lost, like library books?
This production contains a fully immersive sound design and original composition.
Warning: This production contains loud gunfire and sirens.
ART received support from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) on our supplemental material and podcast. Wednesday, January 27, 2021 is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the millions of Jewish people killed during the Holocaust. If you want to learn more, please visit the OJMCHE website for additional information and resources.