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Discover the artists and history behind The Wanderers in the Upstage Playgoer’s Guide. This guide includes interviews with members of the cast and creative team, an article on identity in Jewish American literature, information on the Jewish diaspora in the US, discussion questions to get you thinking, and downloadable activities for teachers and students. 

Table of Contents

The Production

Learn about the context for the play and dig into the artistic choices made by the show's creative team. 

Spotlight on The Wanderers
A Note from Artistic Director Todd Haimes
Theatre Talk
The Jewish Diaspora in the US
Community and Tradition in Satmar Hasidism
Glossary: Yiddish and Hebrew in The Wanderers
"Too Jewish and Not Jewish Enough": Identity in Jewish American Literature

The Artists

Insight from the artists involved in The Wanderers. 

Interview with Playwright Anna Ziegler
Interview with Director Barry Edelstein
Interview with Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas

Your Response

Find discussion starters for before and after the show, as well as downloadable activities for students. 

Up for Discussion


Discover past Roundabout productions in "From the Archives" and learn about careers in the theatre industry in “Career Spotlight.”

From the Archives: Do U DM?
Career Spotlight: Lighting Board Operator

 The Wanderers Upstage Contributors

EDITORS Anna Morton
Leah Reddy
COORDINATOR Mariah-Lynn Andrews
WRITERS Mariah-Lynn Andrews
Annabel Heacock
Jason Jacobs
Kalina Ko
Tiffany Nixon
Jenna Craig
Alex Raby
Paul Brewster McGinley



This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.