JULY 15-30Conceived by Jordan Beck, Book by Robert L. Freedman
Music by Carmel Dean, Matt Gould, Adam Gwon, Anna K. Jacobs, and Gerald Sternbach
Lyrics by Jordan Beck, Mindi Dickstein, Matt Gould, Adam Gwon, and Anna K. Jacobs
5 TEENAGERS. 5 DIARIES.
5 SONGWRITING TEAMS THAT BRING THEIR VOICES TO LIFE.
VOICES THAT MUST BE HEARD. VOICES WE MUST NEVER FORGET.
“I can shake off everything as I write;
my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
– Anne Frank
Anne Frank wrote one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history. Yet, there are other voices of this time that need to be heard.
Moshe, Éva, Yitskhok, Dawid and Renia: Like Anne Frank, these five Jewish teens recorded their experiences in diaries as their world descended into World War II. These memoirs are
a testament to the human spirit during a period in history that must never be forgotten.
Five songwriting teams and Tony Award-winning writer Robert L. Freedman have crafted
this world premiere theatrical event to bring their words to life and tell a story with stunning contemporary relevance.
Additional funding is generously provided by:
The Conrad Prebys Foundation
National Endowment of the Arts
Whiteboard Insurance and Risk Solutions
The Raymond Foundation
California Centre For The Arts 340 Escondido Blvd,. Escondido, CA