"Mameloshn" - a new play by Russian-Jewish-German dramatist Marianna Salzmann

Tuesday, October 29th 2013 @ 8 pm 

With the help of German Stage director Guy Ben Aharon and the Goethe Institute Bostonnare brought Marianna Salzmann’s award-winning new play Mamaloshn to the Brandeis campus. The play describes three women, three generations, three ways of life. What did it mean to live as a Jew in East Germany and what does it mean in modern-day Germany? Questions of identity and belonging are set against questions of personal freedoms and responsibility to the family in this hilarious newplay. The play received the best Play of the Year Award 2013 at the Mülheimer Theatertage. Actress Rebecca Schneebaum will be joined on stage by Elliot Norton Award & IRNE Award Winner Bobbie Steinbach, and IRNE Award Winner Maureen Keiller. Marianna Salzmann was born in 1985 in Wolgograd and grew up in Moscow and in various places around Germany. She lives in Berlin. She studied Literature, Theatre and Media at the University of Hildesheim while publishing poems, essays and short plays in a number of different magazines.

Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies