When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street
Living Lotus Project is proud to announce our support of a heart-warming, new musical, When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street, currently in development.
Based on the award-winning picture book by Elsa Rael, When Zaydeh Danced on Eldridge Street tells the story of Zeesie--a bright, inquisitive girl on the lower east side of New York City in the 1930s--and what surprises await her the day she is forced to go to temple with her very stern grandfather while her mother is in the hospital giving birth to her new baby brother.
On September 28, 2021 there was an online concert reading of the piece directed by Shellen Lubin with musical direction by Matthew Gandolfo. The cast included Bob Ader, Anna Frankl-Duval, Jacob Harran, Jane Ives, Doug Shapiro, and introducing Hinano Yukuzawa as Zeesie.
City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.
Promotional partners include NYTF (National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene), Village Yontif, St. John's Lutheran Church, Theatre Breaking through Barriers, and the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition.
Illustrations by Marjorie Priceman used by permission of Simon & Schuster.