Written by Paula Vogel

Co-created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman

Originally produced at Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT

October 2 - October 24, 2015

About the Premiere Production:

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman’s deeply moving new play with music is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s The God of Vengeance—a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.

Indecent was commissioned by Yale Rep and American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse.

Cast: Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol, and Adina Verson.


Director: Rebecca Taichman

Choreographer: David Dorfman

Composer & Musician: Lisa Gutkin

Composer, Music Director & Musician: Aaron Halva

Musician: Travis W. Hendrix

Scenic Design: Riccardo Hernandez

Costume Design: Emily Rebholz

Lighting Design: Christopher Akerlind

Sound Design: Matt Hubbs

Projection Design: Tal Yarden

Dialect Coach: Stephen Gabis

Fight Director: Rick Sordelet

Yiddish Consultant: Joel Berkowitz

Production Dramaturg: Amy Boratko

Casting Director: Tara Rubin

Stage ManagerL Amanda Spooner

Subsequent Productions:


Additional Funders: Production support for Indecent is provided by Righteous Persons Foundation and Paul F. Balser, Sr.; Shirley Brandman and Howard Shapiro; Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven; Roz and Jerry Meyer; Carol and Arthur Spinner; Esme Usdan; Wendy Zimmermann and Stephen Cutler.