The Berlin Diaries Audio Drama
Now with ASL interpretation

The Berlin Diaries Audio Drama

June 30, 2022

By Andrea Stolowitz
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
Composition and Sound Design by Rodolfo Ortega

Basic Access: (FREE) provides patrons access to the audio drama.

Basic Access

Premium Access: Sliding-Scale options provide access to the audio drama and bonus material including THE BONUS: a post-show discussion podcast for a more immersive experience. Click on PURCHASE TICKETS above for PREMIUM access. Take a listen to a sample of THE BONUS below.

THE BONUS Episode 1 Sample


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.


How This Playwright Stretches Her Art Into A New Medium

Jeryl Brunner, Forbes Magazine

The creatives at Artists Rep took the play to the next level.

Judy Nedry

New audio drama explores family’s lost and found stories: ‘Berlin Diaries’ review

TJ Acena, The Oregonian


Art that is about its own creation risks becoming claustrophobic, but “The Berlin Diaries” is expansive—and funny.

Bennett Campbell Ferguson, WW



Andrea Stolowitz
Rodolfo Ortega
Composer and Sound Design
Avital Shira
Associate Director

Production Team

Luan Schooler
Producer & Dramaturg
Kristeen Willis
Karen M. Hill
Line Producer
Karl Hanover
Dialect Coach