Judith Malina, co-founder of the Living Theatre, June 4, 1926 – April 10, 2015

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“Tremble:your whole life is a rehearsal for the moment you are in now”~Judith Malina

Judith Malina died this morning at age 88.

Malina and Julian Beck began the Living Theatre in the 1940s, which for the last several decades has been called “legendary,” though many attached angrier adjectives at the beginning; the two theater artists even spent time in prison for their work.

From an interview with her in 2014:

Born in Kiel, Germany, in 1926, Malina says that her early life experiences, which included fleeing Germany with her parents, shaped her political vision. (Her father was an outspoken critic of the Nazis and feared their rise was inevitable.) But she also believes that her future as an actress was something that was preordained.

LivingTheaterJudithMalina“My mother had been an actress,” she says, “but my father was a rabbi, so she had to quit. This was the 1920s. A rabbi couldn’t…

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