From Jan 10 to 12, 2013, the British playwright, theatre director and university docent, Dr. Julia Pascal taught a seminar and creative writing workshop on the topic of “Writing War”.
Julia Pascal discussed scenes from her play The Dybbuk and Theresa, working with both the DVDs and with the texts and talked about her work from Holocaust history.
Her stage plays include Theresa, based on the true story of a Jewish woman on Guernsey during the German occupation in the Second World War and A Dead Woman on Holiday, which is set in the Nuremberg Trials. The Dybbuk premiered in London at the New End Theatre, Hampstead in 1992. Published in "The Holocaust Trilogy", The Dybbuk had its New York premiere in August 2010. "The Wedding Party" (known as "Bloody Wedding") was premiered at The Ohrid Festival 2012, Macedonia.
After the creative writing workshop, Julia asked our students to write down their experiences: