THE LITTLE FLOWER and THE LAST DINOSAUR
By Eleanor Reissa
Two contrasting monologues with music written by Eleanor Reissa.
Eleanor Reissa is a Brooklyn born and bred victim/beneficiary of the NYC public school system from K through college. In spite of that (or because of it) she has lived a life greater than her own expectations. She is a Tony Award-nominated director (Those Were the Days); Broadway/television actress (Paula Vogel’s Indecent/ HBO’s The Plot Against America); a prize-winning playwright, former artistic director of the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, host of the Yale University/Fortunoff Video Archive podcast: Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust, and currently shares the audio guide duties with Juliana Margulies at the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s latest exhibition The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do. Reissa has sung in every major venue in New York City and in festivals around the world. She is a storyteller in English and Yiddish, and is often the voice for the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, including their new episodic radiocast: Who is Guilty? Many of her musical performances can be found on You Tube and the Internet. Most recently, in Italy, she filmed Musical Tales of the Venetian Jewish Ghetto and Chopin and Liszt with Hershey Felder. Her memoir, THE LETTERS PROJECT: A Daughter’s Journey, is available now.
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In Residence at Soref JCC
Sponsored by Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Incubator Grant 2023 and the Atran Foundation and is cosponsored by the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial, Dr. Bruce and Lesley Zafran of Parkland, the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies/George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Miami, The Betsy South Beach, Miami Beach JCC, Alper JCC Miami, David Posnack JCC and the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, Shakespeare Troupe, Inc. and the Yiddish Theatre Alliance.