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Apr 01

VIRTUAL: The Group Theatre: They Revolutionized Art and Changed the World

The Group Theatre: They Revolutionized Art and Changed the World  Guest speaker: theatre critic Lynn Slotkin

In 1931 New York, a curmudgeon, a loner, and a strong-willed woman bandied together to create a radically new form of American theatre and acting style that was political, protesting, and progressive. Who were the members of The Group Theatre? What did they create and why? Why did it only last 10 years? Ponder these questions and more in this three-part virtual series. Presented in partnership with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. This virtual series will be recorded.

Mondays: April 1, 8 & 15  1:00-2:30pm  Virtual - held on Zoom

Lynn Slotkin has been a theatre critic for CBC Radio’s Here and Now, CIUT Friday Morning, and she conducted seminars in theatre criticism for Theatre Ontario. Her reviews and articles have been published in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Performance Magazine, American Theatre Magazine, Eye Weekly, How Theatre Educates, Orbit, Mystery Scene Magazine, The Canadian Jewish News, the London Free Press and The Hollywood Reporter. She has done theatre commentary for Studio Two on TV Ontario and CBC TV-Newsworld. She has been profiled in The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and on Bravo TV for the Arts and Minds Program. She also publishes the e-newsletter The Slotkin Letter which chronicles her theatre going in Toronto and internationally, and which is used as a resource for actors, directors, artistic directors and theatre aficionados. Lynn sees approximately 300 plays annually in Canada, the U.S and internationally. Lynn made her MNjcc debut with the winter 2023 virtual series Influential Jewish Playwrights: What Comes First, Being a Playwright or a Jew? and we are very pleased to welcome her to our building this spring! For more information, visit

At the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company we embrace and celebrate the Jewish story – stories about our history, stories about our beliefs, stories about our struggles and triumphs. These stories have been 5,000 years in the making; they have universal application. These stories have to be told and need to be seen. It is our responsibility and privilege to share them with the world. For more information, visit


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