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Bender (Sabell) papers
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Collection of Jewish performance and event programs, scripts, publicity, and other material including teaching material by actor and director Sabell Bender.
Sabell Bender was born in New York City in 1927, moved with her family to Los Angeles at the age of seven, and studied acting and directing with the legendary acting coach Maria Ouspenskaya. She served as Chair of the Theater Arts department at Oakwood School in North Hollywood for 25 years. During the 1950s and 1960s, she was the principal of the Los Angeles Kindershuls and Mitlshuls, where she developed curricula that combined Yiddish literature and the politics of radical social justice. As a founding member of the Yiddish language Folksbine Theater in Los Angeles, Sabell Bender directed and produced dozens of plays in Yiddish and English. She also lectured widely and gave workshops on Yiddish theater.
9 Linear Feet (22 manuscript boxes and 1 flat box)
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