The Singer of Shanghai Scottish Premiere
Kevin Ostoyich spoke in Edinburgh, Scotland following the Scottish Premiere of The Singer of Shanghai on 31 January 2023. Ostoyich co-wrote the play with Prof. Kari-Anne Innes and the students of the course, Historical Theatre: The Shanghai Jews at Valparaiso University.
The play narrates the true story of the Abraham family as they fled from Germany after Kristallnacht and found a haven in Shanghai, China. The play was performed in Edinburgh by students of Broughton High School. The event was sponsored by the Edinburgh Interfaith Association; the Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre; and Adam and Kyeon-ah Leven and Family.
Ostoyich is currently working on two more plays titled Three Girls of Shanghai and Three Boys of Shanghai. Ostoyich hopes the plays will be performed at schools around the world in order to spread awareness about the history of the Shanghai Jews. If you or anyone you know is interested in performing any of these plays, please contact Ostoyich at Kevin.Ostoyich@valpo.edu.