Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Pulling back the curtain – Etty Hillesum

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Login or Request Access to view the recording

Please join us on Sept 13th at 7pm for

Pulling Back the Curtain – Etty Hillesum

Classrooms Without Borders is proud to partner with the Greek and Armenian Communities of Greater Pittsburgh on our week long series of events:

“Agape and Hope Resurrected in Hripsime’s Agony, Athena’s Mourning, and Rachel’s Heartbreak”




Combining performance and discussion, playwright and actor Susan Stein introduces us to Etty Hillesum and the original play, Etty, crafted using only Hillesum’s words, which she tours to theaters, universities, school and prisons throughout the US and UK. She discusses her research, and takes us through her discoveries, including meeting Holocaust survivors and people in Etty’s life. She will also walk us through her own story of finding Etty. She invites the audience to join the conversation that Etty began in her diaries and letters.

To learn more about Etty Hillesum or Etty Project, please visit www.ettyproject.org/.

The photo credit, Ricardo Barros

About Susan Stein

Susan Stein is an actor, playwright and teaching artist in New York City. Stein has spent the past 12 years touring her original one-woman play, Etty, to theatres, universities, schools and prisons throughout the United States and parts of Europe. Stein has been a visiting Artist/Scholar at Cambridge University, Boston College, Vanderbilt, Colby, St Norberts and Chapman University. She leads workshops in writing and acting throughout the US and UK.

As an actor, some of Stein’s recent credits include Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound at Beck Center forthe Arts; Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline, and the premiere of Meridith  Friedman’s The Luckiest People. Susan studied acting at NYU Graduate School and SUNY Purchase. She was on the faculty of Princeton Day school for 13 years, and currently is an Artist/Scholar at Classrooms Without Borders and teaches Performing History at Duquesne University which brings incarcerated men and police officers together to work towards police justice.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Event Tags:
Scroll to Top