42nd Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair: Stella! Mother of Modern Acting by Sheana Ochoa
Stella Adler began her career in Yiddish theatre on Manhattan's Lower East Side and from there went on to revolutionize modern day acting. She devoted her life to the craft of acting, igniting the talents of Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and beyond. An imperialistic grande dame who was a member of the democratic depression-era Group Theatre, Adler covertly secured passage for 700 displaced Jews during and after World War II. The FBI and the Department of Army kept records of her every move during the 1940s and 1950s.
Stella! Mother of Modern Acting chronicles the life and times of a luminary described as a force of nature. Interviewing Ochoa on-stage will be Susan Weidman Schneider, editor in chief of Lilith magazine.