Face Forward: Growing up in Nazi Germany


An interview-based play about adolescence in Nazi Germany. Three young people struggle to claim their identities and transition into adulthood in this play about ethics, family, and self-perception. Marian's father wants to hide a Jewish family, but Marian just wants to fit in. Ernst joins the Hitler Youth but has trouble fully embracing the lifestyle. Rebecca endures discrimination from teachers and students for her Jewish heritage. No answers come easily as these three characters experience ordinary growing pains in the face of extraordinary historical tragedy.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 2–4M/3–5F
Running time: 30–40 minutes


Original or Prominent Production: Mr. Votipka served as the 2009–10 Artist in Residence at The Institute of Jewish Christian Understanding in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he wrote and directed Face Forward.
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Original Language: English


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