Motl Didner

Motl Didner is NYTF’s Associate Artistic Director initiated and oversees outreach & education projects including The Folksbiene Troupe, the Folksbiene@CUNY series and YuNG (Yiddish for a New Generation). These programs bring Yiddish performances and workshops to 25,000 people, of all ages and walks of life, annually. Off-Broadway directing credits include The Megile of Itzik Manger, Fyvush Finkel Live! (Drama Desk Award nomination), Di Tsvey Brider (The Two Brothers), The Pushcart Peddlers and Di Ksube (The Marriage Contract). Motl has appeared on stage in Gimpel Tam, and with Fyvush Finkel and Theodore Bikel in Di Komediantn (The Sunshine Boys) and appears regularly with The Folksbiene Troupe in touring productions of Mamma’s Loshn Kugel and Makht a Tsimes. He began his journey in Yiddishland in 2002 with a class at the Workmen’s Circle / Arbeter Ring titled Instant Yiddish.

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