Presented by KlezCalifornia

KlezCalifornia November Kumzits: Calling would-be actors!


Sun Nov 01 2020


Pacific STANDARD Time
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



Calling all actors and would-be actors! KlezCalifornia’s seventh Kumzits will be a reading aloud of two plays in English that were adaptations of Yiddish short stories: Bontche Schweig (Bontche the Silent) by  I.L. Peretz, and The High School by Sholem Aleichem. There are fifteen slots for those reading the script and an additional ten spaces for individuals who wish to watch. We will have a short discussion after the conclusion of the performance.

We will screenshare the scripts during the Kumzits but not distribute the script in advance.  You can watch the two plays at
Bontche Schweig begins at 26:52 and runs for 19 minutes 37 seconds.
The High School begins at 46:29 and runs for 47 minutes 25 seconds.

Kumzitsn are free, but please consider a donation of $15 sliding scale (i.e. whatever you can afford) to support these programs and KlezCalifornia.

Registration will open in early October. The first 15 registrants will act in both plays (unless you write us you want only to observe) with 10 additional registrants as observers. If you are unable to register below, registration has not yet begun, you have already registered, or the event’s capacity has been reached. You may write and ask to be put on a waiting list. Specify which event you are writing about.

You are welcome to rsvp if you are committed to participating. If you register but are a “no show,” you are depriving someone else of the opportunity to participate. To cancel a reservation, write

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