The Theater Project, October 2020
A psychologically intense examination of the relationship between a Nazi war criminal and his Jewish interpreter.
A work of theatrical fiction that explores the complex relationship between Hermann Goering – Reichsmarschall of Germany and leading Nazi on trial for war crimes – and his interpreter, a 23-year-old Jewish U.S. Army private.
A Note From The Playwright: The play is about the Nuremberg trials, but it also turns a mirror on ourselves. At the same time that the Allies were trying Nazis for crimes against humanity, prejudice and hatred were rampant on our side. What The Interpreter does, I hope, is to remind us that the virus of hatred lies hidden in humanity itself. By recognizing that fact and giving voice to it, perhaps we can assure that unspeakable acts won’t be perpetrated in our own society.
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The Interpreter Creative Team:
Mark Spina – Director
Joseph Vitale – Playwright
Transcend Streaming – Streaming Producer
Barbara Canace – Costume Designer
Mary Iannelli – Props Master
Ashley Oliver – Stage Manager
The Interpreter featured the following performers:
Daniel Kuhlman, Gary Glor, Brian Nowak, Sam Saravolatz, Yefim Somin, and Richard Warren.