Spring 2018

RU Stage Lab is an exploration for Russian Jewish adults seeking an opportunity to delve into their own family stories and connect value points of past generation to where they are today. We believe that the best instrument to explore these topics is through theatre. 

Participants will build up their “acting chops,” strengthening their voices, stage presence, and improvisation skills with weekly classes. Each class will consist of a master class led by the theatre director Gera Sandler and actor Rebecca Karpovsky as well as invited professionals from the theatre industry. The participants will also have the opportunity to explore the industry further by attending professional theater shows and other related events.

To culminate the course, the ensemble will create a performance based on personal experiences of the storytellers presented at an NYC theatre.

For ages 21 and above





FoksbieneRU is a partnership initiative of the Genesis Philanthropy Group and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.