The Berlin Diaries Audio Drama
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 real life diary, to be released to ART audiences prior to broader distribution. The audio drama is directed by Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez. The play is scheduled to premiere off-Broadway in NYC in March 2021.
The great-grandfather of Andrea Stolowitz 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 verschollen, lost, like library books?