Orphans deals with Operation BabyLift, the name given to the controversial mass evacuation of infants and children from South Vietnam.
In the play, three sisters must come to terms with the past when an unexpected guest forces the family to face an unsettling secret.
Joel Shatzky was Professor of English at SUNY Cortland for 37 years before moving back to NYC and teaching Writing and English at Kingsborough Community College.In addition to his role as Professor, Joel is an accomplished Playwright and Author. He has a half-dozen novels, scholarly, and topical studies to his credit, Shatzky has published articles on theatre and education in the New York Times , Jewish Currents , Studies in Jewish American Literature , Players , and a half dozen other journals. As a playwright, Shatzky has written eight produced OOB shows, among the most recent, “Amahlia,” at 13th Street Rep.
Beth Griffith has performed with Vox Novus, Cosmic Orchid, Brooklyn New Music Collective, Medicine Show Theater, DownTown Ensemble, New York City Opera, Johannes Wieland Dance Company, FullStop Collective, Theater for the New City, HERE, Clubbed, New Georges, Rady & Bloom Collective, Communal Spaces Garden Play Festival, Sachiyo Ito’s DanceJapan, Nylon Fusion, a.o.