The Folksbiene Troupe

At the heart of the program is the Di Troupe, which takes Yiddish theatre to audiences unable to attend mainstage productions. Under the direction of Motl Didner (who also performs with the group), its seven members bring their work to enthusiastic audiences hungry for entertainment and social interaction.

The Folksbiene Troupe is a group of young performers who have come to the Yiddish world in their 20’s and 30’s and are passionate about finding their artistic expression through the Yiddish language. The Troupe currently tours with three musical productions:

All productions are performed in Yiddish with English translation supertitles. Russian supertitles available upon request.

Mama’s Loshn Kugel: a collection of classic Yiddish humor and theater songs. A great introduction to Yiddish theatre.
Makht a Tsimes: classic and original songs and sketches about the mishegas of life in Yiddishland.
Yiddish Velt: all original songs and sketches that answer the question, “Why Yiddish?”

*For more information or to book a performance by The Folksbiene Troupe, please call Motl Didner at 212-213-2120 x202 or *This program is supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and The David Berg Foundation.