October 23 Service at 10:30 AM
Rev. Anna Smulowitz
Rev. Anna Smulowitz has produced, directed and acted in hundreds of plays. She earned a BA and MA in Theatre Arts and taught acting at the University of Maryland. In 1980, she earned an M.Ed. from Lesley University in Drama as Therapy. In 1986 she earned a third Masters from Brandeis in Jewish Studies. She established the Newburyport Children’s Theatre in 1979 which today is known as Theatre in the Open. She went on to form her own adult production company and theatre training school. Hundreds of students have studied with Anna. She considers her greatest achievement to be her original play, Terezin Children of the Holocaust, which has toured the US and Europe for over 25 years. Terezin won the 1984 American Children’s’ Television award. At age 55, Anna decided to follow a path toward hospital ministry. She was ordained in 2005 an Interfaith Minister, and is now a chaplain at Brooksby Village in Peabody.
Music for the service will be provided by the Singing Group and by Judy Putnam.