Debra Caplan is Associate Professor of Theatre at Baruch College, City University of New York. She is the author of the award-winning Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy (University of Michigan, 2018) and co-editor, with Rachel Merrill Moss, of The Dybbuk Century: The Jewish Play that Possessed the World (University of Michigan, 2023). Her writing on Yiddish theatre has also appeared in Theatre Survey, Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, Comparative Drama, Aschkenas, In geveb, Pakn Treger, and American Theatre Magazine. Debra is co-founder of the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (https://web.uwm.edu/yiddish-stage/), a research collective applying digital humanities tools to the study and preservation of Yiddish theatre. She is also a theatre director, translator, and dramaturg.
Review of Diego Rotman’s The Yiddish Stage as a Temporary Home
Review of The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Stage by Alyssa Quint
The Triumph of Vili Loman: Death of a Salesman at the New Yiddish Rep