NOVEMBER 21, 2021

Let’s Discuss: You Will Not Play Wagner

Who is Wagner and why is he such a controversial figure in Israeli arts and culture? This subject is discussed in a new theatrical film and Zoom production produced by the Jewish Arts Collaborative adapted from the Victor Gordon play You Will Not Play Wagner.

Join us for an intimate and artistic discussion with the writer, director, and two phenomenal actors in the US and Israel whose talent allowed us to explore this cultural divide through this stimulating film that evokes thoughtful discussion about Wagner and the generational divide.
We will hear from the film’s writer Lilia Levitina who will take us through the pre-production, production, and post-production of this idea. She will be joined by the lead actors Annette Miller and Ofek Cohen whose creative genius helped breathe life into this adapted film which has now enjoyed its international premiere.
The goal of this discussion with our panel who were intimately involved in the project is to:

  • Enrich moral and practical discussions in Israel and around the world about Wagner
  • Showcase how the arts can help heal long standing wounds and bring people together
  • Examine the influence of past on the present and the future while exploring the emotional truth and search for connection

Streamed live, the program will feature:

Lilia Levitina
Writer & Director

Annette Miller

Ofek Cohen


Wayne Firestone
Executive Director
America-Israel Friendship League

Greetings by:

Naomi Reinharz
Chief Development Officer
America-Israel Friendship League

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