Tap Dancing Through Auscwitz
94 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Contact Name: Arts Garage
Contact Email: Delrayartsgarage@artsgarage.org
Contact Phone: 5614506357
Tap Dancing Through Auschwitz follows five high school seniors as they visit the infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, on a trip known as The March of the Living. While in the midst of their own life transitions, their entire world is flipped upside down as they bear witness to the horrors of their ancestors’ past. This coming-of-age story shows the inevitable relationship between light and darkness, suffering and hope, and misery and faith. Inspired by true events, this play is an edgy yet eye-opening experience that diverges from the typical classroom setting– incorporating a racy and colloquial dialogue that creates a familiarity with young audiences. Thus, forming a bridge between the younger generation and the history of the past, which cannot stand to be ignored. *Please be advised, that this production utilizes adult language, suggestive content, and trigger-sensitive material along with the use of strobe lighting, haze, and a prop firearm. Recommended for High School ages and up. In Collaboration with
Tyler Ellman is an Entertainment & Marketing Entrepreneur. Tyler was most recently listed as an Executive Producer on the cast album recording of Stephen Sondheim’s Off-Broadway production of Assassins. For the past 3 years, he has been working as a Sr. Account Executive at CLC Enterprises, a boutique agency based in Boca Raton that focuses on turnkey marketing for an array of clients in entertainment, nonprofit, health, fitness, and more.He attended the University of Florida, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Telecommunications (Media & Society Track). During his college years, he interned for the Broadway PR giant O&M Co, the producers of the Broadway musical Allegiance (starring George Takei & Lea Salonga), and the Hollywood production company Allison Shearmur Productions (Hunger Games, Cinderella, Star Wars: Rogue One), and Abrams Artist Agency (the New York Talent Agency now known as A3).While in college, he wrote and produced TAP DANCING THROUGH AUSCHWITZ, a semi-autobiographical play and coming-of-age story inspired by his experience on the March of the Living. Following graduation, Tyler was the Outreach Coordinator & Company Manager of BARCLAY Performing Arts Center. he later went on to produce the play again one year later at the Boca Black Box Theater. He is now the Director of Outreach and Development for the Find Your Voice Foundation, an arts-based nonprofit located in South Florida.
Christine Barclay founded BARCLAY Performing Arts in January of 2016 and dedicates her company to the memory of her late and amazing Director Dad who always found a way to bring out the very best in each and every person, whether on the stage or behind the scenes. To date, her company has produced more than 75 productions in South Florida.Originally from Boston Massachusetts, she received her BA in Theatre with a double concentration in Performance and Direction from Muhlenberg College. After graduation, Christine moved to New York City and worked as a Director/Choreographer for Tada! Youth Theatre and the Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Center. She was the Executive Assistant to Marc Tuminelli, founder of The Broadway Workshop (nominated Best Theatre Program in NYC), and was a resident member of the theatre faculty for the Rodeph Sholom School in Manhattan. Christine performed, directed, and choreographed for multiple theaters and schools throughout the city including The Kew Forest School and The Looking Glass Theatre, where her directorial work was lauded by the New York Times as one of the company’s production “highlights”.In 2012, Christine moved to Florida where she wore many hats to continue her journey, leading to some of her favorite performance credits; including CAN CAN (Pistache), and BYE BYE BIRDIE (Kim Macafee). In addition to acting, she has directed, choreographed, stage-managed, and performed in countless productions throughout New York City, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, and Pennsylvania. She currently has students on Broadway, National & International Tours, attending BAK Middle School, Dreyfoos High School, and almost every top-tier performing arts university & college in the country.