Courtney Surmanek            


Photo Credits: Steven T. Licardi

THREE ANNE FRANKS

By Maya MacDonald

Director

“The only way this play will go will be if it’s funny...That way, it’s possible for them to sit through the show.” — Kermit Bloomgarden, Producer, The Diary of Anne Frank on Broadway

Three people audition to play Anne Frank in a production that could not obtain the rights to a single word from Anne’s diary. As interpretations vary, we begin to see the difference between who Anne Frank was and who we need her to be. With biting humor, this short play explores complications of privacy and authorship, appropriation, race and Jewish identity, and the performance of history.

Dates/Times: November 19, 20, 21, 2019 / 7:30pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Theatre 101, 200 College Avenue, Virginia Tech

Assistant Director – Te’Asya Hudson
Stage Manager – Haylee McGeorge

PROPS MISTRESS – Destinee Jones
ANNE ONE – Laura Schneider
ANNE TWO – Grace Shields
ANNE THREE – Bryanna Batts

Further Reading + Viewing:
- Understanding Antisemitism, a resource from Jews For Racial & Economic Justice: jfrej.org/understanding-antisemitism
- Anne Frank Unbound, a book by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
- For Sama, a film directed by Waad Al-Kateab