Written and directed by Shauna Kanter
European Commission award-winning music theatre piece written and directed by Shauna Kanter about the rescue of a Jewish family out of Germany in 1939. Legacy, the play is presented in coordination with…
The Legacy Project, interactive workshops that immerse diverse inner-city High School students with professional actors to collaborate and create segments of the play Legacy.
Educational Outreach workshops are conducted simultaneously in multiple high schools and sometimes colleges with students participating in multi-disciplined workshops, in performances, exhibits and publications.
A young American girl unearths the true story of her father’s cowardice and courage. Based on events from the playwright’s life, this suspenseful story of rescue illustrates the very best of what America has to offer the world, as we see that one person can make a difference. Floor to ceiling archival photographs, live original Klezmer music and the uniquely stylized ensemble techniques of Voice Theatre heighten the experience of Legacy, which played to sold-out audiences in London, Edinburgh, Bordeaux, and Germany.
Legacy is a suspenseful tale of courage and action focusing on the American Jewish response to Hitler’s rise and is irrevocably linked with the despair and courage of the German people.
Stage: proscenium / thrust
Personnel: 16 + student voice movement ensemble
Availability: worldwide 2015 – 2016
Premiere: Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, UK, 1995. German and French tour followed sponsored by the European Commission, 1997. In 1998, Legacy transferred to sold-out houses and rave reviews to London’s Cockpit Theatre. In 2003 Legacy opened at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City, (T. Schreiber title only, The Gift). In 2011 Legacy was produced at the Berman Center for the Arts, West Bloomfield, MI.
Tech Rider available upon request.