In a tour-de-force solo performance, Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck; Nomadland) portrays World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski, a messenger of truth who risked his life to carry his harrowing report from war-torn Poland to the Oval Office only to be disbelieved. Standing tall in the halls of power, Strathairn captures the remarkable life of the self-described “insignificant, little man” whose forgotten story of moral courage can still shake the conscience of the world.
Join Mr. Strathairn and special guests for a post-show conversation after each performance.
This production was originally created by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University.
All titles, artists, and dates subject to change.
“GRIPPING…Starring a virtuosic David Strathairn…under [Derek] Goldman’s inspired direction.” –The Washington Post
“A TOUR DE FORCE…Strathairn is a charismatic shapeshifter.” –BroadwayWorld
“SUPERB…A searing and intimate study…portrayed with strength and vulnerability.” –MD Theatre Guide
“INCREDIBLY MOVING…Strathairn is an actor of remarkable gifts.” –DC Metro Theater Arts
“SPELLBINDING…Strathairn’s performance demands to be seen.” –Talkin’ Broadway
“EXCELLENT…Goldman’s direction manages the tricky of task of keeping a one-man show moving fluidly.” –Two Hours’ Traffic
During the pre-season runs of The Amen Corner and Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, STC will require that all patrons provide proof of vaccination to attend any performances or events. In addition to audiences, STC has mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all performers and theatre staff. Please visit our Health and Safety page for full guidelines about providing proof of vaccination at the theatre.
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FILM credits include: Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland (Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival; Oscar and Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture); George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck (Academy Award nomination for Best Actor); Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln; John Sayles’ Matewan, Eight Men Out, and City of Hope; Doug Magee’s Beyond the Call. THEATRE credits include: American Conservatory Theater: Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad, Underneath the Lintel by Glenn Berger | THEATRE OF WAR productions.
Clark Young, a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn, co-created every iteration of Remember This from Warsaw and New York City to London and Washington, D.C. Clark graduated from Georgetown University, and received his Master's from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he was recognized for academic excellence in the field of Performance Studies.
REGIONAL: Steppenwolf, Lincoln Center, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Folger, Round House, Everyman, Mosaic, Theater J, Synetic, the Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theater, McCarter, Segal Center, Olney Theater (Artistic Associate). ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: Chair of Georgetown University’s Department of Performing Arts | Director of the Theater & Performance Studies Program | Co-Founding Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. PERSONAL: Board of Directors of Theatre Communications Group; Vice-President of UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute; Founding Director of the Global Network of Higher Education in the Performing Arts. Derek holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and recently received the President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers at Georgetown.
NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Originalist. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Intelligence, Kleptocracy (world premiere), Smart People, The Originalist (world premiere), Junk | Baltimore Center Stage: Stones in His Pockets | Children’s Theatre Company: Snow White | Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Venus in Fur, Sex With Strangers, Cincinnati King (world premiere), Mr. Joy, Americus (world premiere) | Cleveland Playhouse: Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood | Court Theatre/Pasadena Playhouse: The Originalist | Everyman Theatre: Aubergine | Milwaukee Shakespeare: Cymbeline | The Kennedy Center: Dr. Wonderful, Unleashed!, Bud, Not Buddy, Jason Invisible, Barrio Grrrl! (all world premieres) | Olney Theatre Center: The Amateurs, Colossal (world premiere), Our Town, The Diary of Anne Frank | Portland Center Stage: Oregon Trail | Round House Theatre: The Lyons, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Young Robinhood, Oslo | Seattle Rep: Two Trains Running | Signature Theatre: Threepenny Opera, Cabaret, Really Really (world premiere), Xanadu, Midwestern Gothic (world premiere), Girlfriend, The Fix | Skylight Music Theatre: In the Heights | Studio Theatre: TempOdyssey | Syracuse Stage: Stupid F*cking Bird, Amadeus | Theater J: Race, The Odd Couple, Lost in Yonkers, Our Class, The New Jerusalem, Love Sick | The Wilma Theater: The Body of An American, The Convert, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play | Woolly Mammoth: Fever/Dream (world premiere), A Bright New Boise, Stupid F*cking Bird (world premiere), Zombie: The American (world premiere), Marie Antoinette, Kiss, Women Laughing Alone With Salad (world premiere), Hir, An Octoroon, Fairview, Describe the Night, The Convert, Gruesome Playground Injuries | OPERA: Filarmónica de Jalisco: Turandot | Opera Lafayette/Opera Royal Versailles: Les femmes vengées, Cosi fan tutte | OTHER: Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, The Red Torch Theatre , The Kommissarzhevskaya Theatre (Russia) | AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award (2013), Gypsy Rose Lee Award (2018) | PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Professor, Head of MFA in Design in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park | Company Member, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Associate Artist, Olney Theatre Center | TRAINING: St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, Russia | MishaKachman.com
REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Intelligence, The Heiress, The Price, Right to Be Forgotten | Seattle Repertory Theatre: Two Trains Running | Ford’s Theatre: Jefferson’s Garden, Silent Sky | The Kennedy Center: Oliverio, A Wind in the Door | McCarter Theatre Center: Sleuth | Baltimore Center Stage: Stones in His Pockets, How to Catch Creation | Olney Theatre Center: Mary Stuart, South Pacific, Miss You Like Hell, Invisible Hand | Round House Theatre: A Boy and His Soul, Oslo, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play | Everyman Theatre: Pipeline, Queens Girl, Aubergine | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, A Bright New Boise, Botticelli in the Fire, Describe the Night, The Arsonists, Fairview. PERSONAL: she/her/hers. Upcoming: Minor Character at The Wilma Theatre, The Mountaintop at Ford’s Theatre. TRAINING: University of Maryland: MFA in Design. IvaniaStack.com
REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Voices of Now: Inside Voices, Snow Child, The Price, The Year of Magical Thinking, Mother Courage | Portland Center Stage: Crossing Mnisose | Round House Theatre: Small Mouth Sounds, A Doll’s House, Part 2 | The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences: Kid Prince and Pablo, The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Fairview, Describe the Night | Studio Theatre: Admissions, Curve of Departure | DISTANCE FREQUENCIES: Rorschach Theatre: GONE | Spooky Action Theater: The Lathe of Heaven | Mosaic Theater Company: CHARM; Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies; Ulysses On Bottles; Oh God! | Everyman Theatre: Aubergine, The Importance of Being Earnest | Olney Theatre Center: Singin' In The Rain, Matilda the Musical, Tiger Style!, The Invisible Hand, On The Town, Aubergine, Annie, Thurgood, Fickle Fancy Farce, Dial M for Murder | Constellation Theatre: AIDA | The Welders: In This Hope: A Pericles Project; Hello My Name Is... | GALA Hispanic Theater: FAME!, In the Heights. PERSONAL: Roc Lee is a Helen Hayes Award-winning D.C.-based Composer/Sound Designer. Roc creates music and sound design for video games, theatre, film, and podcasts. Training: The Catholic University of America: Master of Music in Stage Music Composition | RocLee.net
NEW YORK: Heartbeat Opera (Associate Artist): Fidelio, La Susanna, Butterfly, Dido & Aeneas | Juilliard: Agrippina | Constellation Chor/Marisa Michaelson: Desire/Divinity Project, Sappho Fragments. REGIONAL: Theater J: Our Class | Round House Theatre: I’ll Get You Back Again (Associate), Young Robin Hood | Baltimore Center Stage: Stones in His Pockets | Opera Lafayette: Radamisto. FILM: Breathing Free. OTHER: International exchange: Theater Zar Poland, DaLiangShan International Theater Festival China, UTheater Taiwan. Artist residencies: NYC: HERE Arts, BAX, Fresh Ground Pepper | San Francisco: ODC, Studio210. Artist Fellowships: DCCAH, Asian Cultural Council, Amherst College. Teaching: IDEO, MoMA, Cornell Tech, University of Louisville, Georgetown University. Training: Kuttiyattam Sanskrit Theater (India), LaMama Director’s Syposium (Italy), Lecoq School for Physical Theater (France), performance from age 6 with mime father, Mark Jaster (Happenstance Theater). PERSONAL: Emma is a core member of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University and has been part of the Karski artistic team since 2015.
NEW YORK: Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano de Bergerac, Wicked, Fosse, Les Misérables, Sly Fox, La Cage aux Folles. Off-Broadway: A Night with Janis Joplin, In Transit, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Power Plays, All In The Timing, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. TOURS: Aladdin, Jersey Boys, Chicago, Wicked. PERSONAL: Much love KP!!
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
STC Resident Stage Manager: 32 productions including The Oresteia; The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Comedy of Errors; Camelot; Hamlet; The School for Lies; The Secret Garden (also at 5th Avenue Theatre and Theater Under the Stars); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (also at Guthrie Theater); Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; The Tempest; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Strange Interlude; All’s Well That Ends Well. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: The Heiress, Let Me Down Easy | Seattle Repertory Theatre: Eight seasons including An Ideal Husband, Play On!, Golden Child, Don Juan, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (with Lily Tomlin) | American Conservatory Theater: The Rivals, The Circle, The Government Inspector, Vigil | Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Journey to the West, An Almost Holy Picture, Having Our Say | Regional Tour: Let Me Down Easy and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (both with Anna Deavere Smith). TRAINING: Oberlin College: BA.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.