September 12—October 8, 2017

The Children's Republic

by Hannah Moscovitch

Show Info

Mainstage 1

Directed by Christian Barry
Premiere

The Children’s Republic is based on the true and inspirational tale of Dr. Janusz Korczak’s selfless journey to bring safety to Polish-Jewish orphans within the Warsaw Ghetto. His struggle to advocate for children’s rights and to shelter his orphans from the horrors of the war ended with his death in 1942. A powerful and true story of beauty, heroism and legacy in a world devoid of freedom and even the necessities of life.

Why I Chose This Play
Hannah Moscovitch is one of the world’s great writers – and this is an exceptionally beautiful play. Knowing that she wanted to revisit this script, we commissioned her to write a new version. At an exciting workshop in October, Hannah began empowering the children to tell the story – a brilliant reflection of Korczak’s approach to nurturing the young. —Michael Shamata

Cast & Artists

    • Hannah Moscovitch
    • Playwright
    • Christian Barry
    • Director