Don't Mess with Savta:

An evening of David Ehrlich Shorts

COHO Theatre
November 2, 2009

Stories Presented:
Green Island
Keeping Kosher

Adaption & Stage Direction:
Sacha Reich

Jamie M. Rea

Matt Dieckman, Michele Mariana*, Nick Ferrucci (*Equity)

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at PSU

About the Author

David Ehrlich
Israeli fiction writer, commentator, and former journalist, has been a writer-in-residence this fall in the University's Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies. Ehrlich was a staff writer for Ha'aretz, Israel's leading newspaper; a reporter and producer for Israeli radio; and recently published two collections of short stories, Tuesday and Thursday Mornings and 18 Blue. He has lectured widely in the U.S. on topics such as literary representations of the Middle East crisis, and regularly moderates readings and discussions at his literary café, T'mol Shilshom. A founder of the Israeli AIDS Task Force in the 1980s, Ehrlich has long been active on behalf of gay rights in Israel. Ehrlich's residency is made possible by the Schusterman Visiting Artist Program recently launched by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation which brings Israeli artists of different disciplines to the United States for artist residencies.