Indecent

Written by Paula Vogel
Co-created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman
Originally produced at Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT
October 2 - October 24, 2015

About the Premiere Production:

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman’s deeply moving new play with music is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s The God of Vengeance—a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.

Indecent was commissioned by Yale Rep and American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse.

Cast: Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol, and Adina Verson.

Director: Rebecca Taichman
Choreographer: David Dorfman
Composer & Musician: Lisa Gutkin
Composer, Music Director & Musician:
Aaron Halva
Musician:
Travis W. Hendrix
Scenic Design
: Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design:
Emily Rebholz
Lighting Design: Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design:
Matt Hubbs
Projection Design:
Tal Yarden
Dialect Coach:
Stephen Gabis
Fight Director: Rick Sordelet
Yiddish Consultant: Joel Berkowitz
Production Dramaturg: Amy Boratko
Casting Director: Tara Rubin
Stage ManagerL Amanda Spooner

Subsequent Productions:
La Jolla Playhouse, November 13 - December 10, 2015
Vineyard Theatre, April 27 - June 12, 2016

News:
• "Review: ‘Indecent’ triumphs on all fronts at Yale Rep’s University Theatre," New Haven Register, October 9, 2015
• "Yale Rep's 'Indecent' Celebrates Transformative Power Of Theater," Hartford Courant , October 9, 2015

Additional Funders: Production support for Indecent is provided by Righteous Persons Foundation and Paul F. Balser, Sr.; Shirley Brandman and Howard Shapiro; Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven; Roz and Jerry Meyer; Carol and Arthur Spinner; Esme Usdan; Wendy Zimmermann and Stephen Cutler.

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