As Cornelia's Minister of Culture, Robin brings a wealth of artistic experiences that inspire everyone who steps on the historic stage.
Robin Hirsch is a writer and performer, and the owner of the Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village where he produces some 700 shows a year. He is a former Oxford, Fulbright and English-Speaking Union Scholar who has acted, directed, taught and published on both sides of the Atlantic.
Karen L Kaplan and Robin Hirsch in conversation about their related life experiences as children of the Holocaust. Internationally recognized speaker and author (DESCENDANTS OF RAJGROD), Chicago native Karen Kaplan shares the story of her father, Arie Kaplan, who survived the Holocaust in the forests of Eastern Europe. Her journey is one of forgiveness and letting go of the legacy of bitterness and angst that has hovered over the Jewish community following centuries of anti-Semitism. "Searingly honest, blunt, and direct . . . As a Palestinian American, reading this book was profoundly touching" (Emman Chedade Randazzo, Salem International University) In August. Karen will present her book in Germany, at a physician’s conference titled: Refugees, Trauma and Reconciliation.
Robin Hirsch; Peter Wortsman; Deborah Latz, voice; Simon Mulligan, piano. Peter and Robin who last appeared here with Berlin Stories in June tonight visit one of the darkest nights of their joint heritage, Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.