Rosemary Zibart is a former journalist who wrote features for TIME, PARADE, the Christian Science Journal, etc. She’s author of three award-winning books for young people about child refugees during WWII including FORCED JOURNEY: The Saga of Werner Berlinger which is carried by the National Holocaust Museum shop and other Holocaust Resource Centers. It describes the struggle of a 12-year-old boy who flees Nazi-dominated Europe and ends up in NYC trying to find a secure home so his family can follow. The book is being adapted as a screenplay.
Her plays have been featured in Denver, Seattle, New York, London, Los Angeles. In particular, her play CRACKED about an Israel-American woman who returns to Israel to sit shiva for her father and encounters financial and emotional chaos was part of the Baltimore Playwrights Fest and was produced as part of the Broadway Bound Theater Fest, 2018 in NYC with a diverse cast including two Israeli actors. Due to the Israeli actors, the entire cast of The Band’s Visit attended a performance.
Her play All Too Human — about the philosopher Frederick Nietzsche and his best friend, the Jewish Paul Ree — was produced in Santa Fe at W21 Theater. Please watch the excerpt https://youtu.be/0vR4UBq9etc
Another short play Holy Land was produced as part of the Benchwarmers series. Please enjoy: https://youtu.be/rJi36K5UtWw
Rosemary also co-produced Minds Interrupted: Stories of Lives Impacted by Mental Illness — a series of personal narratives by individuals who have a serious illness or are family members that has been presented in theaters around the country.
Please see her website rosemaryzibart.com for additional information.