David Shneer is Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History, Professor of History, Jewish Studies, and Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for Jewish Studies, faculty advisor for Yiddishkayt, co-editor in chief of East European Jewish Affairs, and was the inaugural faculty director of CU Boulder's Post Holocaust American Judaism archive until 2015. Listen to his interview for the Wexler Oral History Project at the Yiddish Book Center.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm and Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Space Theater, Speer Blvd & Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80204
Serving as the Yiddish theater consultant for Indecent, Shneer will be doing talk backs with the cast.
He "gave a workshop for the cast of the DCPA’s production of Indecent, the Paula Vogel meditation on Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance,” that was a hit on Broadway in 2018. Indecent focuses on the challenges of taking a hugely popular Yiddish play about a Jewish family that owns a brothel and bringing that play to Broadway in 1923. Six weeks after playing on Broadway and after significant pressure from Reform rabbis, the New York vice squad arrested the cast and producer and closed down the production."