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CenterStage Theatre


A New Play by Wendy Kout
Inspired by the Lives and Words of Ten Holocaust Survivors

Crafted from the actual testimonies of Rochester-based Holocaust Survivors, CenterStage Theatre and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester commissioned this new play to put a human face on this important time in history. A cautionary tale on the risks of normalized hate, this inspirational and uplifting play ensures that the voices of our Survivors will never be silenced.


Scheduling Performances Throughout Upstate NY.
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Praise for "Survivors"

“Such an impressive experience that I hardly know where to begin. The text is beautifully complex yet simplistic in its messages.”

-Regina Fabbro, Monroe Community College Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project

“From the first moment I saw the actor speak my husband’s story I was so gratified that the playwright was able to capture his spirit and values.”

-Sheila Gissin Weinbach, Widow of Kurt Weinbach, Survivor

“Everyone was so incredibly impressed by the performance and the kids truly benefitted from it and the important messages within.”  

Jennifer Valentine, Social Studies Teacher, Victor Junior High

Click here for a video preview of SURVIVORS.