Eleanor Reissa
Photo: Adrian Buckmaster
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About Eleanor Reissa

Eleanor Reissa is a Brooklyn born and bred victim/beneficiary of the public school system from K through college. In spite of that (or because of it) she has lived a life greater than her own expectations. She is a Tony-nominated director (Those Were the Days), a Broadway (Indecent) and television actress (The Plot Against America), a prize-winning playwright, a former artistic director of the world’s oldest Yiddish theater, and a singer in every major venue in New York City and in festivals around the world. She is a storyteller in English and Yiddish, and the daughter of parents who lived through the Holocaust. She is the host of the Yale University/Fortunoff Archive podcast, Those Who Were There: Voices of the Holocaust. Her memoir, THE LETTERS PROJECT: A Daughter’s Journey, will be published on January 18th, 2022.