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Nova University, Palm Beach State College
Cultural Studies paper by Levin, Pamela (all papers)
Remembering Raoul Wallenberg: A Theatre Play Tribute in Reading and Music
The story of Raoul Wallenberg is an account of impassioned devotion to a community threatened with destruction. Living in a neutral country, driven only by his conscience, he took upon himself one of the most extraordinary individual humanitarian tasks of all time.
Remembering Raoul Wallenberg is a chamber theater performance. Wallenberg’s inspiring story is told through the music of the cello and violin, interspersed with readings from poetry, eyewitness accounts, media reports, literary works and narrative.
Today’s session will begin with background information on creating and researching the script, the importance of testimony and eye-witness reports, and continues with readings from the testimony of two women who were rescued by Wallenberg.
Pamela recently performed the testimony of Miriam Herzog, rescued by Wallenberg, at a memorial service for Vera Parnes in Montreal. This reading, accompanied by violin concludes the session.
Remembering Raoul Wallenberg has been performed at the International Finnish Festival, Tenth Anniversary of Wallenberg, Holocaust Remembrance programs in Pensacola, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach; Florida Atlantic University; and for a community-wide 9/11 memorial for the city of West Palm Beach, FL. Discussion and excerpts have been presented in a diversity of forums and conferences in Vienna, Cracow, London, Jerusalem and various venues in the United States.
Brief Professional Bio:
Pamela holds an MFA degree in theatre. A member of Actors Equity Association, she has served on the faculty of Nova University, Broward State College and Palm Beach State College. Her graduate work included an internship at the prestigious Herbert Berghof Studio in New York City. She was Founder and Artistic Director for the Actor’s Conservatory Theater, directing plays by Harold Pinter, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee and John Guare. After Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Pamela began weaving together diaries, letters, documents and eyewitness reports to create unique performance pieces with Holocaust themes.