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THE PRISONER
by Henryk Grynberg
directed by Deborah Latz

Friday, June 7, 2002 - Sunday, June 9, 2002
Fri., June 7, 8 PM
Sat., June 8, 3 PM & 7 PM
Sun., June 9, 3PM & 7PM


Mazer Theater
New York, NY
Tickets: $15, Tel: 212.737.7958, Directions: F train to East Broadway, then walk one block east. Theater entrance on Jefferson Street.Municipal parking 3 blocks away on Essex Street between Broome and Delancey

Deborah Latz is an accomplished actress and jazz singer in New York City who won the Best Actress Award at the 1999 Jerzy Grotowski Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, for her performance in the one-woman show Juliet, written for her and directed by Omar Sangare.

Ms. Latz received diplomas from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. She has performed her one-woman show, Travels WIth Ma Own Self, in numerous venues in New York and has received rave reviews


Omar Sangare is a well-known actor in theater, film, and television in Poland, where his acclaimed performances include that of Paul in Six Degrees of Separation. For his own one-man drama, True Theatre Critic, which he wrote and directed, he won the Best Actor Award at the 1997 New York International Fringe Festival. A graduate of the Warsaw Theater Academy, he has studied with the distinguished theater and film director Andrzej Wajda. At the British American Drama Academy he took master classes with Alan Rickman and Jeremy Irons.


Jakub Omsky is already an internationally recognized cellist of the younger generation, who was the youngest student in the history of Poland's Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy. An honors graduate of Oberlin's Conservatory of Music, he has won numerous fellowships (including Tanglewood and the Aspen Music Festival) and competitions (including Music Academy of the West and International D'Angelo Strings Competition), and was named Music Maker of the Year 2000 by the Santa Barbara Independent. His composition "For Martin", dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Brilliant Retrievers of American Goals 2001 Award.


Henryk Grynberg is a renowned Polish novelist and short-story writer, poet, playwright, and essayist, who, through most of his more than twenty published books, has become a "keeper of the graves", as a survivor who cultivates the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust. After publishing a dramatic adaptation of Maria Koper's diary in the Polish theatrical journal Dialog in 1992, he edited the complete diary for publication in 1993 (Pamietnik Marii Koper, Znak, Cracow), and translated it into English for this production.




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