The musical Sosúa: Dare to Dance Together considers a morally complex historical moment in which the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo opened the nation’s doors to 800 Jews fleeing Hitler’s Germany. Join the renowned director of this theatrical production Elizabeth Swados and Facing History and Ourselves to examine the human choices involved in this little-known story, a small island of hope in the midst of the Holocaust.
Sosúa has been performed by Dominican and Jewish teenagers in New York City’s Washington Heights. This performance was documented in the film Sosúa: Make a Better World, portions of which will be shown in the workshop. Participants will experience the production at this unique workshop and explore the theatrical concept of joining students’ stories in the present with the lessons of the past.
Please note that this workshop is for educators currently in the classroom or active school faculty. A light dinner will be served.