Courses by instructor: Sarah Rose Leonard
Sarah Rose Leonard is the Literary Manager at Berkeley Rep. Before returning to the Bay Area, where she grew up, she was the Literary Associate at Signature Theatre in New York City. In New York she held positions as the Associate Agent at AO International, Next Generation Fellow at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, Literary Resident at Playwrights Horizons, and Literary Associate at Page 73. She has dramaturged productions of Angels in America (Berkeley Rep), Ain’t Too Proud (Berkeley Rep), Iron Shoes (Shotgun Players), A Tale of Autumn (Crowded Fire), You For Me For You (Crowded Fire), A Particle of Dread (Signature Theatre), Kung Fu (Signature Theatre), Big Love (Signature Theatre), The Wayside Motor Inn (Signature Theatre), and The Hotel Colors (The Bushwick Starr), and workshopped new plays with Martyna Majok, Kate E. Ryan, and Mia Chung at The Ground Floor.
From “The Melting Pot” to Angels in America: Romance, Jewish History, and Americanization
This presentation will trace the development of conceptions of Jewish identity in the United States from Israel Zangwill’s hugely influential 1908 play “The Melting-Pot” to Tony Kushner’s 1991 “Angels in America.” In particular, we will ...