THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect offers a wealth of stimulating outreach programs to schools, teachers, and students. Our live performance programs are an excellent way to bring Anne’s story to life in your community, facilitate dialogue about injustice, and spark ideas to confront intolerance and discrimination today.

AFC performances have reached thousands through K-12 schools, colleges, religious institutions, community centers, and educational conferences. Our talented actors have also performed in communities hosting our traveling exhibits, such as the Clinton Presidential Center, the Dallas Holocaust Museum, and many other venues across the country.

"Conversations with Anne"

Conversations with Anne is our signature one-act solo show, inspired directly from Anne’s diary. Ideal for student and family audiences, the program provides a uniquely personal glimpse into Anne’s time in hiding. After the performance, the actor playing Anne answers questions from the audience in character, giving children a chance to connect the present with the past, by imagining they are having a conversation with Anne Frank herself.

"Letters from Anne and Martin"

Letters from Anne and Martin is a unique production that combines the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr., both of whom were born in 1929 yet seemingly represent drastically different times and cultures. Developed from excerpts from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” this piece evokes the important messages from these legendary figures, as they write of their hopes and plans for a peaceful and unified world. This is currently our most-requested program, as it touches both students and adults of various backgrounds and demonstrates the universality of the human experience.

The most popular stage adaptation of The Diary of a Young Girl has told the story of Anne Frank to audiences young and old for over 60 years. Today it remains a staple for theatre companies that wish to show the world the lasting relevance of her story. In our AFC Cast Workshops, actors and production team members putting on The Diary of Anne Frank in their local communities will learn about:

  • the real people behind the characters of the play,

  • the relationships among them, and

  • the differences between the theatrical adaptation and the actual history, which can then spark discussions about the overall vision of production.

Through an informative session in a discussion setting, actors and production members will grow in their understanding of the world of the play (the political, economical and cultural climate) as well as the stories of the real people hidden away in the Annex and those who helped them. They will have information and details about the environment and lives of the characters that may not be apparent in the script but can enrich the production and bring it to life for audiences. Workshops available for 60 to 120 mins.

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Check out our Calendar of Events to see current and upcoming exhibits and other programs available to the public.

By hosting these programs, you can bring your community together and become stewards of Anne’s spirit and legacy.

For more information about hosting a performance in your community, please download our performances flyer, contact us at 212.431.7993, or email performances@annefrank.com

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These and other Anne Frank Center educational programs are made possible in part through funding from:

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The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect preserves the legacy of the young diarist through education and arts programming. We work to create the kinder and fairer world of which Anne Frank dreamed.
 

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