Ethnic Theater in the United States

Publication of an essay on ethnic theater in the United States (grade “A”, language: English). Here is the link.

Trip to Bromley, UK

Bromley Jolson Festival 2012
Bromley Jolson Festival 2012

Andrea and Wyman attended the 2012 Jolson Festival in Bromley, held by the Int’l. Al Jolson Society, UK. They gave a presentation on Andrea’s filmwork as well as on the Vilnius Jewish Public Library. They also interviewed Jolson biographer Michael Freedland. Once again, the organizers came up with an amazing UK Jolson weekend.

Wedding trip to South Carolina

Andrea and Wyman got married on August 22, 2012 in Marion, South Carolina. On August 20, they attended a one-day Al Jolson Fesival on Long Island, NY organized by the Int’l. Al Jolson Society. The wedding took place at The Grove in Marion, SC. The couple spent a brief honeymoon in Charleston. Visit their wedding website here.

Wedding Oberheiden Brent
Wedding Oberheiden Brent

Vilnius Jewish Public Library Opening

(c) Barry Deutsch

The Vilnius Jewish Public Library finally opened its doors on December 16, 2011! It is the first Jewish public library in Lithuania since the liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto in 1943. In 2004, Wyman Brent had the idea of founding this library in the city of Vilnius formerly known as Jerusalem of the North.

For more information, please visit the library’s website as well as Wyman Brent’s personal website.

Here you can see the short film “Beautiful Dreamers” which talks about the founding of the Vilnius Jewish Public Library as well as the story behind Andrea Oberheiden-Brent and Wyman Brent:

Beautiful Dreamers