RIVKA BEKERMAN-GREENBERG, Ph.D. (Playwright) Dr. Bekerman-Greenberg was born in an Italian refugee camp after the Second World War, and grew up in Tel-Aviv. Both of her parents were survivors. She attributes her love of the theater to her father, who worked as a lighting and sound designer at one of Israel’s leading stage venues. Recently Bekerman-Greenberg produced and directed "I am carrying the Holocaust in my pocket," a documentary focusing on interviews conducted with four granddaughters of survivors. Bekerman-Greenberg is also as a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst, practicing privately in Manhattan.
post-doctoral training program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, she currently serves on the faculty of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, and leads frequent workshops and therapy groups concentrating on the treatment of the transmission of trauma between generations. Bekerman-Greenberg lives in Midtown with her husband, Phillip. Eavesdropping on Dreams is her first play.
Our 2011-2012 SEASON comes to a close this Spring with a full production, reading series and late night workshops. We are thrilled about what's in store and are looking forward to seeing you at The Cherry Lane Theatre soon!
Ensemble Members, Lynn Cohen, Aidan Koehler andChristopher Whalen set to star in the World-Premiere production of
EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS
By Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg
Directed by Ronald Cohen
April 20 – May 20 at The Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street)
Wednesday thru Saturdays @ 7pm with Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 2pm.
PREVIEWS: Friday, April 20th - Saturday, April 28th
PRESS OPENING: Sunday, April 29th @ 2pm
CLOSING: Sunday, May 20th @ 2pm
Lynn Cohen and Stephanie Roth Haberle set to headline the cast of the world-premiere of Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg’s EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS, presented Off-Broadway by Barefoot Theatre Company with previews beginning April 20 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, April 29 at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Ronald Cohen will direct.
EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS is Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg’s haunting play about three generations of women in one family and their struggles with coming to terms with the aftermath of the Holocaust. Shaina Eberkohn, a 25 year-old medical student, searches for clues about her family’s lost history. Her mother, who is paralyzed by her own demons, adamantly opposes Shaina's obsession. And Shaina’s grandmother, a survivor of the Lodz ghetto and Auschwitz, refuses to help. All three women are caught in a spider’s web comprised of vague memories, distant emotions and nightmarish dreams. As they struggle to make sense of it all, they uncover a harrowing secret that unlocks their mysterious past.
Joining Ms. Cohen and Stephanie Roth Haberle in the cast of EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS will be Aidan Koehler, Mike Shapiro and Christopher Whalen.
The design team for EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS is Niluka Hotaling (set design), Eric Nightengale (lighting design), Victoria Malvagno (costume design), Jennie West (costume assistant), Adam Stone (sound design), Adam Dalton (graphic design), Michael Denis (production stage manager), Kristina Mueller (assistant stage manager), Judy Keller (casting director, associate producer), Samantha Fontana (associate prodcuer).
Francisco Solorzano (producing artistic director) & Nicole Haran (co-artistic director) for Barefoot Theatre Company.