Janka

Author(s):

This one-woman play tells the story of playwright Oscar Speace’s mother, who survived the Holocaust and began a new life in the United States. Having left behind her painful past, Janka chose not to speak of her experiences again, but a letter discovered after her death reveals what she and her family endured at the hands of the Nazis during World War II.
Format: One-woman play
Cast Size: 1F

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production: Edinburgh International Fringe Festival; 2nd Space Theater, Fresno, October 2014; and the June Havoc Theatre, New York, April 2015, presented by the Roust Theatre Company.
Original Source Material: Based on a 60-page letter, handwritten by Speace’s mother shortly after her liberation, about the fate of her Romanian Jewish family in Nazi concentration camps.
Nationality of Author:
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Contact Oscar Speace through the play website.

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