Performance: The Mitzvah Project

Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre (Room 400)
Roger Grunwald will present his solo performance piece The Mitzvah Project in conjunction with the international conference on George Tabori and the Theatre of the Holocaust. The Mitzvah Project, created with director and co-author Annie McGreevey, reveals the surprising history of tens of thousands of German men known as "mischlings" — the derogatory term the Nazis used to characterize those descended from one or two Jewish grandparents — who served in Hitler's army.

Roger Grunwald is a veteran theatre, film, TV and voice actor who has appeared in over 70 stage productions in the United States and Europe. Favorite stage roles include: the title role in Brecht’s The Life of Galileo, Toby Belch, Larry (Company), Marcus Lycus, Senator Joseph McCarthy, D.H. Lawrence, Theodore Herzl, Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka, Heiner Müller and V.I. Lenin. He was one of the leads in the Off Broadway premiere of Outside Inn at 59E59 Theaters, a role he originated in Pittsburgh and twice in Stuttgart, Germany (in the German language production of the play). His voice and face have been heard on and seen in commercials, industrials, soap operas and in major studio features, as well as in documentaries for HBO, Court Television Network, the Discovery Channel and two independent short films. He is featured in the upcoming pilot episode of a Martin Scorsese-directed and produced HBO series on the Rock ‘N Roll scene from the 1970s and ‘80s. The series is set to air in 2015.
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm