Watch the SURVIVORS trailer



Playwright Wendy Kout was commissioned by CenterStage Theatre in Rochester, NY to write a Holocaust play, based on the lives of ten survivors who immigrated to Rochester. A month later, while watching Neo-Nazis march with tiki torches in Charlottesville, Wendy realized she wasn’t just writing a history play. She was writing a warning play.


Approximately 10,000 students experienced SURVIVORS throughout Rochester and surrounding areas at 25 public and private schools and at CenterStage Theatre.


Playwright Wendy Kout was asked by Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles to pen a full-length adaptation of SURVIVORS weaving in contemporary conflicts. The resulting iteration of the project, NEVER IS NOW, played to a multi-generational, diverse audience of over 2000 during a limited run.

Watch the NEVER IS NOW trailer


After a Covid hiatus, SURVIVORS toured schools and stages in Philadelphia, PA,  and Victoria, B.C. Canada.


School and stage touring productions of SURVIVORS continue in Rochester, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and Victoria and Vancouver B.C. Canada. Arts for Change launches a school and stage tour of SURVIVORS in Los Angeles this April. This tour will eventually expand throughout the West Coast.


SURVIVORS productions continue in Los Angeles, the West Coast, Rochester, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Victoria and Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

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