We hope you and your organization will continue or add your participation to our 2020 6th annual Holocaust Remembrance Readings - commemorating International Holocaust
Memorial Day (1/27), Yom Ha Shoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day (4/20 & 4/21) and Kristallnacht - Night of Broken Glass (11/9 & 11/10).
Launched in 2015 by NJTF HTII, Remembrance Play Readings is an annual event that occurs on various Holocaust commemorative days using readings or full performances of plays to honor the victims of the Holocaust, its remembrance and contemporary lessons. Participants select their own play from the NJTF HTII Holocaust Theater Catalog (htc.miami.edu
) to enhance International Holocaust Memorial Day, Yom Ha Shoah – (Holocaust Remembrance Day) or Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass). Readings often followed by panel discussions with Q&A.
In 2016, theaters, educators, artists and memorial museums participated from 11 cities and states including: San Diego - CA, Chicago - Il, Washington - D.C. and New York City - NY.
2017 highlights included: the celebrity involvement of actors Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh doing national readings of The Soap Myth by Jeff Cohen. NJTF HTII honored Elie Wiesel for his plays with readings of them across America and at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, NYC. Mr. and Mrs. Wiesel were presented with the NJTF/HTII Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Lincoln Center Reading.
2018 Remembrance Readings included UK outreach in honor of International Holocaust Memorial Day, 1/ 27. NJTF HTII sponsored London theatrical events in support of mission of UK Holocaust Education Trust (HET) and Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.
2019 Featured national and international expansion and award ceremony in San Diego honoring the 3 major theaters, The Old Globe (Barry Edelstein), La Jolla Playhouse (Christopher Ashley, North Coast Repertory Theatre (David Ellenstein) that launched Remembrance Readings in 2015.
“We are living in times when studies indicate that the memory and knowledge of the Holocaust is lessening. Unfortunately, this coincides with the passing of living survivors. Civilization will be profoundly and negatively affected if the causes of this man-made tragedy are not understood in the context of today’s world. By researching, educating and performing Holocaust related theater we utilize our talents to alter this course of events. Please join and support us in our mission that uses play readings and curriculum based theatrical techniques as an artistic moral compass”. Arnold Mittelman
- President NJTF HTII
Please register at http://www.njtfoundation.org
and thank you for your involvement.