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Date & Venue

In person at Playwrights' Center

Monday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Video available online

February 19 - February 25

In December of 1938, Lore, age ten, fled her home in Vienna aboard the Kindertransport and arrived in England alone, tasked with securing visas for the family members she left behind. Almost thirty years later, she published her acclaimed first novel, fictionalizing her experiences with a piercing perspective on the paradoxes of her forced migration. Now, Emily Feldman and Daniel Aukin aim to capture Lore’s blazingly singular worldview in a theatrical epic that spans eighty-five years and examines the puzzle of human survival in a world that distinguishes us and others.

From Emily

It’s a thrilling challenge to adapt Lore Segal’s stirring work of prose into a new theater piece alongside my artistic partner Daniel Aukin. From the outset, we knew this would be an epic project in its ambitions and scope. Sharing our work-in-progress for the first time with the Playwrights’ Center community is a cornerstone moment in this joyful process.

Emily Feldman

The playwright
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based inNew York, NY
Emily Feldman’s work has been developed by Roundabout Theatre Company, The Playwrights Realm, Alliance Theatre, Second Stage Theater, Page 73, Portland Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, and Actors Theatre of Louisville, among others. Her play THE BEST WE COULD (a family tragedy) will premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club. Feldman is an alumna of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, I-73 at Page 73, and the Jerome Fellowship/Core Apprenticeship at the Playwrights’ Center. She is currently working on commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons and Arena Stage. M.F.A.: University of California, San Diego. B.A.: Middlebury College.