Here There Are Blueberries

Here There Are Blueberries

May 7 – May 28, 2023
Harman Hall

A GRIPPING EXPOSÉ …Made compellingly theatrical by the virtuosic visual instincts of director Moisés Kaufman.” –The Washington Post

SIMPLY RIVETING.” –BroadwayWorld

BRILLIANT…Hands down, the best play I’ve seen this season.” –MD Theatre Guide

MESMERIZING…An enthralling masterpiece.” –K Street Magazine

DEEPLY MOVING…One of the most impressive works I’ve seen on stage.” –DC Trending

Tectonic Theater Project’s


By Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich
Conceived & Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Devised with Scott Barrow, Amy Marie Seidel, Frances Uku, Grant James Varjas, and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

Here There Are Blueberries is the winner of the 2022 Theater J Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize.

Please note: The production runs 90 minutes with no intermission.

A mysterious album of never before seen Nazi-era photographs arrives at the desk of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist Rebecca Erbelding. As Rebecca and her team of historians begin to unravel the shocking story behind the images, the album soon makes headlines around the world. In Germany, a businessman sees the album online, recognizes his own grandfather in the photos, and begins a journey of discovery that will lead him to a reckoning of his family’s past and his country’s history.

Here There Are Blueberries tells the story of these photographs – what they reveal about the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and about our own humanity.

Want to learn more?

STC and Tectonic Theater Project have created resources, educational guides, and engagement events for Here There
Are Blueberries. We have partnered with Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to curate a series of post-show conversations, where leading ethicists, scholars, and audiences can discuss the complex issues raised in the play—and consider their relevance for today. Conversations are open to the public and take place directly after the performance.

For conversation schedules and details, learning guides, and more, click the button below.

Production Photos by DJ Corey Photography.


Scott Barrow*
Scott Barrow*
Karl Höcker and others
Nemuna Ceesay*
Nemuna Ceesay*
Charlotte Schünzel and others
Kathleen Chalfant*
Kathleen Chalfant*
Judy Cohen and others
Maboud Ebrahimzadeh*
Maboud Ebrahimzadeh*
Tilman Taube and others
Nicholas Gerwitz
Nicholas Gerwitz
Erika Rose*
Erika Rose*
Melita Maschmann and others
Anna Shafer
Anna Shafer
Elizabeth Stahlmann*
Elizabeth Stahlmann*
Rebecca Erbelding and others
Charlie Thurston*
Charlie Thurston*
Rainer Höss and others
Grant James Varjas*
Grant James Varjas*
Peter Wirths and others

Full Cast List

Karl Höcker and others: Scott Barrow*
Charlotte Schünzel and others: Nemuna Ceesay*
Judy Cohen and others: Kathleen Chalfant*
Tilman Taube and others: Maboud Ebrahimzadeh*
Understudy: Nicholas Gerwitz, Anna Shafer
Melita Maschmann and others: Erika Rose*
Rebecca Erbelding and others: Elizabeth Stahlmann*
Rainer Höss and others: Charlie Thurston*
Peter Wirths and others: Grant James Varjas*

Artistic Team

Co-Author & Director: Moisés Kaufman
Co-Author: Amanda Gronich
Scenic Designer: Derek McLane
Costume Designer: Dede Ayite
Lighting Designer: David Lander
Sound Designer: Bobby McElver
Projection Designer: David Bengali
Associate Director & Dramaturg: Amy Marie Seidel
Intimacy Coordinator & Sensitivity Specialist: Ann C. James
Casting: Stephanie Yankwitt, Csa
Resident Casting Director: Danica Rodriguez
Production Stage Manager: Joseph Smelser*
Assistant Stage Manager: Marne Anderson*, Jacob Russell*

Lead Sponsors:
Jeff Bauman and Linda Fienberg
Michael R. Klein and Joan I. Fabry

Production Sponsors:
Bonnie and Louis Cohen
Abbe Lowell and Molly Meegan
Kathy and Fernando Rondon

Health and Safety

The health and well-being of our patrons, artists, and staff are our top priority at STC. Based on audience surveys, CDC recommendations, and the countless hours of work and data analysis of our in-house Covid-19 Committee, STC has developed (and will continue to develop) policies and procedures to best serve everyone entering our theatre and spaces.

All performances in STC spaces are MASK RECOMMENDED.