The Workroom [L’Atelier]


The Workroom takes place in France between 1945 and 1952 and chronicles the lives of seamstresses and a tailor who have survived Nazi occupation and struggle in the post-war as well as the Jewish shop owner, who hid in an attic during the Holocaust. One of the seamstresses continues to search for her Jewish husband who was deported.
Format: Full-length drama
Cast Size: 6M/6F



See Robert Skloot, The Darkness We Carry: The Drama of the Holocaust (Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1988) pp. 58–59. See also, Gene A. Plunka, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 291–299.

Original or Prominent Production: The Unbound Theatre, NYC (First English language production)
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Original Language: French
English Language Translator: Daniel A. Stein with Sara O’Connor

Samuel French

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Samuel French

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