Jewish State Theater
Strada Iuliu Barasch 15 (zona Sf. Vineri – Udriște)


Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat (TES, the State Jewish Theater) in Bucharest, Romania is a theater specializing in Jewish-related plays. It is the oldest Yiddish-language theater with uninterrupted activity in the world. Its contemporary repertoire includes plays by Jewish authors, plays on Jewish topics, and plays in Yiddish (which are performed with simultaneous translation into Romanian, using headphones installed in the theater in the 1970s). Many of the plays also feature Jewish actors. A precursor, the Teatru Evreiesc Baraşeum operated as a Jewish theater through most of World War II, although they were closed during the few months of the National Legionary State, and thereafter performed in Romanian rather than Yiddish through until the fall of Ion Antonescu.

Rita's story

Tip eveniment
Perioada Expozitie
05.10.2018 - 06.10.2018
  • 18:30 - Deschidere
  • 19:00 - Series
  • 02:00 - Inchidere
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Browsing Rita”s family photo album, I found pictures of a smart and dynamic little girl whose worry-free life was suddenly interrupted by the Holocaust, also images of a vulnerable teenager, and then of a young shy woman with a re-emerging smile along her husband and parents in the 1960s. These are archive images showing the artist ‘s face eternally concerned about recreating fragments of the past, stories with and about children, biblical stories or allegories of mental states coming from a secret journal brought to light, a diary transformed into visual realities of each of us.