Berlin Diary: A Hand2Mouth Production
The great-grandfather of Oregon Book Award-winning playwright 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?
In this complex, contemporary drama about the search for home, fragmented heritage and Jewish diaspora, two performers scintillate between characters and locations at the border of reality and memory and the intersection of national history and private lives.
Presented by the Hand2Mouth, a group of artists who make plays and places for people today. H2M celebrates the potential of the live encounter and investigate the passions of our hearts and times in order to build new windows that open to the world. Driven by connection and joy, H2M uses evolving methods to create original performance events that are bold and accessible.
Thursday, September 28 at 7:00pm
Dana Arts Center, Brehmer Theater