National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Production of Amid Falling Walls (Tsvishn Falndike Vent) receives Drama Desk Award

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We are excited and proud to share with you, our friends and patrons, that National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue for our production of Amid Falling Walls (Tsvishn Falndike Vent) – a world-premiere work about Jewish resistance, resilience and hope during the Holocaust as told through Yiddish song.

As a non-profit theatre, it is because of our supporters, like you, that NYTF is able to bring powerful and positive Jewish stories to the stage – we share this win with you, who make it all possible.

Leadership support provided by The CBR Fund.

Major support provided by Bruce Ratner, Linda Johnson and family.

Additional funding provided by an anonymous family foundation,

The David Berg Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts.

We also congratulate the entire cast, orchestra and production team.

NYTF accepts its Drama Desk Award for Amid Falling Walls (Tsvishn Falndike Vent). Pictured is Avram Mlotek (Book Writer), Motl Didner (Stage Director and NYTF Program Director), and Zalmen Mlotek (Curator, Conductor, and NYTF Artistic Director). Also pictured is NYTF’s former Executive Director, Dominick Balletta.

Curated and arranged by Zalmen Mlotek, with a compelling libretto by Avram Mlotek, and directed by Motl Didner, the cast was led by Steven Skybell (Tevye in NYTF’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, Tony Award Nominee for Cabaret at the KitKat Club on Broadway), and featured Dani Apple (NYTF: The Sorceress), Jacob Ben-Shmuel (National Tour: The Book of Mormon), Yael Eden Chanukov (NYTF: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish; TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Abby Goldfarb (NYTF: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, Harmony), Eli Mayer (Regional: Ride the Cyclone, Footloose), Daniella Rabbani (NYTF: Gimpel Tam, Hershele Ostropolyer, The Golden Land), John Reed (Regional: Something Rotten!, Guys and Dolls), Mikhl Yashinsky (NYTF: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, The Sorceress in The Sorceress), and Rachel Zatcoff (Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera; NYTF: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish).


Conducted by Zalmen Mlotek the orchestra featured Alec Bart (Accordion), Jordan Hirsh (Trumpet), Dmitry Ishenko (Double Bass), Valeriya Sholokhova (Cello), Peter Saleh (Drums/Percussion); D. Zisl Slepovitch (Associate Conductor, Reeds, Librarian), Rick Snell (Guitar/Mandolin/Banjo), Sabina Torosjan (Violin).


The creative team featured scenic design by Jessica Alexandra Cancino, costume design by Izzy Fields, lighting design by Yael Lubetzky, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, and projection design by Brad Peterson. Choreography is by Tamar Rogoff. Orchestrations are by Frank London and Michael Winograd. Production Stage Manager is Jason Brouillard. Assistant Stage Manager is Robert Cott. Production Management is by TINC Productions (Duncan Northern, Joshua Bernard, Madilyn Keller). Casting is by Jamibeth Margolis, CSA. Company manager is John Alden Hooper.

Assistant Scenic Designer is Madeline Goddard. Associate Costume Designer is Ridley Parson. Associate Lighting Designer is Yang Yu. Associate Sound Designer is Sam Lerner. Associate Projection Designer is Andrew Garvis. Props Supervisor is Juliana Suaide. Casting Assistant is Meredith Hoddeson.

NYTF is preparing to launch our 110th Season! We thank you for your support, and ask that you continue to help us celebrate Jewish culture and Yiddish language through the performing arts — educating and entertaining audiences of all ages.

Your support has been vital in keeping NYTF strong since 1915!!

Help us continue to bring positive and powerful Jewish stories to the stage by donating today.

A Hartsikn Dank-

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