Friday, October 26, 2007


Sixty years after Anne Frank's diary was first published, there is still much to learn from the young girl's deeply personal account of a desperate struggle to find courage in a place surrounded by unspeakable horror.

"After the Holocaust, no one thought the world would see genocide again," says Amy Saltz, director of the Rutgers Theater Company production of "The Diary of Anne Frank," which opens November 2. "Since then, there have been multiple occurrences all over the world, and we have to ask ourselves, what is our responsibility?"

With this production, Saltz hopes to provide a window into the history of the Holocaust. Documentary images will surround the production to offer a sobering reminder of just what was at stake for the eight people hiding from the Nazis above an office building in Amsterdam....
Amy Saltz has directed both classic and new plays throughout the U.S. and abroad, working with many of the country's major contemporary playwrights including Lee Blessing, Marsha Norman, Adam Rapp, John Patrick Shanley, Robert Shenkkhan, and August Wilson. Ms. Saltz's productions have been nominated for numerous awards including the Grammy, Helen Hayes, Drama Critics' and Joseph Jefferson Awards. For television she directed Another World and Search For Tomorrow.

Details on seeing the play, here.

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