Target Margin Theater's TMT Lab: Yiddish Version Begins Feb. 12

By Carey Purcell
12 Feb 2014

Target Margin Theater's TMT Lab: Yiddish Version kicks off Feb. 12 at Abron Arts Center.



Curated by TMT artistic producer John Del Gaudio, the lab continues through Feb. 22.

Here's how the event is billed: "Target Margin Theater is currently on a creative arc exploring Yiddish culture, a two-season initiative titled Beyond the Pale. The TMT Lab will include the work of playwrights, poets, novelists, and essayists, including the three great crowns of Yiddish literature – Sholem Aleichem, Y.L. Peretz and Mendele Moykher Sforim. The TMT Lab has the left, the right, the enlightenment, introspectivism, sweatshop poets from the Lower East Side, and modernist writers from Eastern Europe."

"We are excited by the variety, the sophistication, the surprises we have discovered in this material," Del Gaudio said in a previous statement. "Much of it comes from that rich late 18th/early 19th century period that brought the birth of the avant-garde. So of course we here at Target Margin gravitate towards these texts and their challenges to form, content and the status quo. We could not have asked for a better setting than the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side; we can't wait to awaken the ghosts of Yiddish culture as we present 5 uniquely inspired productions."

Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or visiting TargetMargin.org.