Eleanor Reissa is a Tony-nominated director, a Broadway actress, an Israel Prize nominee, an award-winning playwright, and singer in Yiddish and English. She was on Broadway most recently in the Tony-winning play INDECENT by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel. Just before that she starred and directed Sholem Asch’s play GOD OF VENGEANCE in Yiddish at New York’s La Mama. She has been called the Yiddish Edith Piaf, and is one of the world’s most renown interpreters of Yiddish music and just returned from a European tour with Frank London.
An anthology of her plays, THE LAST SURVIVOR AND OTHER MODERN JEWISH PLAYS, has recently been published. She has received writing commissions including YIDL MITN FIDL for Yiddishpiel in Israel, and HERSHELE OSTROPOLYER with Mike Burstyn for the Folksbiene, which she helmed from 1998-2003.