Radio Wolinsky

Derek Goldman, co-playwright/director, “Remember This” at Berkeley Rep

Derek Goldman, co-playwright (with Clark Young) and director of “Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski,” starring David Straithairn, playing at Berkeley Rep’s Peets Theatre through December 18th, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. Recorded by zencastr on November 16, 2022.

“Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski,” tells the story of holocaust witness Jan Karski, who was sent to Poland to report back on what he’d seen. When he returned to the United States and Britain, no one believed him when he spoke of the atrocities he’d seen. The play uses Karski’s words and Straithairn’s acting chops to bring to life his memories as a living camera to Nazi horrors, and as a warning about humanity’s inhumanity.

Derek Goldman is the Artistic Director for the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University, where he is a Professor of Theater and Performance Studies. Over the course of his career he’s authored more than thirty professionally produced plays and directed over 90 productions. A film version of “Remember This” played at film festivals in 2022 and is scheduled to air on “Great Performances” on PBS some time in 2023.