Adapted from the Folksbiene website:
The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, which celebrates its centenary in 2015, is the longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world.
The company presents plays, concerts, literary events and workshops in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying all performances. The company’s mission is to celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to transmit a rich cultural legacy in exciting new ways. Through our work, we educate our youth and adults in their Jewish heritage through performances, lectures and interactive workshops. Our outreach program takes events to over 10,000 individuals annually. We bridge diverse communities through multicultural programming and partnerships with various organizations and schools.