TEATRON
Toronto Jewish Theatre

... Bringing Great Jewish Stories to Life

About TEATRON At TEATRON we keep Jewish culture alive through entertainment. We produce plays that explore Jewish traditions and values, and also contemporary plays that delve into more current controversial themes. Our goal is to create a total theatre experience that will inspire and enrich our audiences. We welcome artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to be part of our TEATRON productions. TEATRON highlights new Jewish plays as well as established contemporary plays and plays from the Yiddish theatre. We encourage audience involvement through seminars and talkbacks with cast and crew. TEATRON Toronto Jewish Theatre Inc. is a not for profit company founded in 2002. In keeping with our traditions we do not perform on Shabbat or Jewish holidays. All of our performances are at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street. Looking forward to seeing you at the theatre...

 

Board of DIRECTORS Phyllis Feldman Phyllis is a writer, producer and accomplished musician, and has been actively involved in the arts community as a Board member of the Ashkenaz Foundation, The Jewish Film Society and The Medina Theatre Ensemble. Phyllis is focused on keeping the legacy of Jewish culture alive through entertainment, and is looking forward to presenting thought provoking and entertaining productions highlighting Jewish life stories that will resonate with TEATRON audiences.
Theresa Tova Theresa Tova is an award winning actor, writer and singer who is at home in film, television and theatre as well as headlining major International festivals as the Yiddish Diva. Described as a Towering, pan-cultural jazz-cabaret diva Tova starred as Emma Goldman in the First National Broadway tour of Ragtime and Yenta in Fiddler on the Roof at the Stratford Festival. Tova’s holocaust musical, Still the Night won four Dora Awards and was nominated for the Governor General Award for Excellence in dramatic literature. Her latest musical Bella: The Colour of Love played to sold out houses in Philadelphia, Warsaw Poland, Halifax, Toronto and New York. As an Arts activist Tova serves on the boards of ACTRA National, ACTRA Toronto, the Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union and is a recipient of the Cliff Pilkey Labour Activist Award.
Jack Rotsztain Jack Rotsztain’s first language is Yiddish (of a Polish variety). Jack grew up in Montreal and moved to Toronto in 1974. He is a Senior Partner in the law firm Kronis, Rotsztain, Margles, Cappel LLP. Jack is an avid theatre goer and has annual subscriptions to several theatre companies. One of his favourites is the Stratford Festival where he attends one terrific play after another. Jack is pleased to be a Board member and integral part of the TEATRON Toronto Jewish Theatre where he can contribute to providing an excellent theatre experience within a Jewish context for our audiences.
Dyna Feldman Dyna began her career at TD Bank Financial Group in 2009, after receiving a B.Comm from the University of Toronto. With a passion for enhancing portfolio net worth, as an Investment Consultant, Dyna educates and guides her clients to successfully achieve various life stage goals. She has gained valuable experience in a number of advisory and management roles and her ability to consistently deliver results has been recognized by the Champions awards in both Retail and Digital banking. Dyna enjoys giving back to the community with her involvement in Junior Achievement, fundraising efforts with JDFR and the United Way, and mentoring Grade 8 students on the importance of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness with the Economics for Success program. Dyna explores learning about the diversity of various cultures, especially their history and traditions. She is delighted to be part of TEATRON Toronto Jewish Theatre which continues to promote Jewish traditions, philosophy and values. Ari Weisberg Ari Weisberg founded TEATRON Toronto Jewish Theatre in 2002 and was the artistic director until 2015 when he moved to Israel. He produced and directed over thirty plays for TEATRON as well as desigining the sets for many of them. Other credits include: directing and design credits for Edmond, The Melville Boys, The Affections of May and Murder Amoung Friends for various theatres in Toronto. Ari is pleased to remain involved with TEATRON as a Board member.
Leon Kieselstein Leon Kieselstein was brought up in Toronto where Yiddish was the language of his home. He still remembers fondly, the Yiddish lullabies his father sang to him. Leon is a graduate of the University of Toronto, B.A, and the University of Windsor Law School, J.D. After practicing law for several years, he spent the next 33 years in the financial services industry, retiring as a senior Vice President of TD Bank in their Wealth Management division. Leon also served as Chairman of the Reena Foundation, and presently sits on the Professional Advisory Committee of the Baycrest Foundation. Leon is pleased to be on the Board of TEATRON Toronto Jewish Theatre, a bridge to his past and a continuation of preserving this vibrant and expressive language for future generations. He is married to Fran and has two sons, Michael and Matthew. He is also the proud zaidy of Grace and James.