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    Caraid O'Brien
    • Offoffoff contributor

    Caraid O'Brien wrote a book-length website on the history of Yiddish Theater for New York University at She has lectured on the Yiddish Theater at the 92nd Street Y, the Public Theater, the New York Public Library and the New York Theater Workshop. Her translation of Sholom Asch's "God of Vengeance" directed by Aaron Beall for Todo con Nada "set Show World aflame" last year and is currently playing in Washington, D.C., at Theater J in a new production by the Rorschach Theatre company. Presently, she is working on "Colbert Quigley," an Irishwoman's descent into hell set in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, during the late 1950s, and the book for "The Wonderboy," a musical based on the life of legendary crooner Seymour Rexite. She is also assisting the great Yiddish actress Luba Kadison to prepare 60 years of letters between her and her husband Joseph Buloff. Together with Beall, O'Brien received a new play commission from the National Foundation of Jewish Culture for "Jake the Mechanic," her adaptation of Dovid Pinski's Yiddish classic about an alcoholic womanizer from a religious Jewish background. The play will be set in modern-day Flatbush and translated into Yeshivish for an upcoming reading this Spring. Contact her at

    Articles by Caraid O'Brien

    Food Beware
    Washington Heights
    When Brendan Met Trudy

    Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire
    The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett
    Culture Bandit
    Depth of Sight
    Dido, Queen of Carthage
    Dirty Stuff
      Eli's Comin'
    Emilita and the Faery Glen
    Eula Mae's Beauty, Bait & Tackle
    The Gift
    The Hostage
    The House of Bernarda Alba
    Howie the Rookie
    A Life
    Lipstick Traces
    Mary Todd Lincoln: A Woman Apart
    Now That Communism Is Dead My Life Feels Empty
      A Ritual of Faith
    She Stoops to Comedy
    Want's Unwisht Work
    The Wonder! A Woman Keeps a Secret