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Director

Miriam Kressyn

Miriam Kressyn was that rare talent known as much for her performances as for her work offstage as a historian of the Yiddish theater.

Pearl Lang

Pearl Lang was the first dancer Martha Graham allowed to perform some of her roles, and brought elements of the ecstatic poetry and dance of Hasidic and Sephardic Jewish traditions to her own critically praised work as a dancer and choreographer.

Ruth Hagy Brod

Ruth Hagy Brod’s varied career as a journalist, documentary filmmaker and literary agent made her the ideal publicity director for Job Orientation In the Neighborhoods, helping high school dropouts train for careers.

Lina Abarbanell

Lina Abarbanell’s expressive voice inspired more than one light opera, but even after she retired from the stage, her talent for casting and directing other performers shaped powerful performances like the world tour of Porgy and Bess.

Shelley Morhaim

Shelly Morhaim brought national attention to anti-war and environmental causes through her documentary films and the use of one iconic photo.

Margaret Lazarus

Margaret Lazarus used her talents as an independent filmmaker to bring attention to issues ranging from rape culture to nuclear threat.

Anna Sokolow

Anna Sokolow pushed the boundaries of modern dance, using her performances to explore important social issues and the darkest human emotions.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Director." (Viewed on November 29, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/21003>.

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