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Exclusive: Pulitzer Prize finalist ‘Here There Are Blueberries’ is eyeing Broadway

The play’s conceiver and director Moisés Kaufman spoke with Broadway News about reaching a wider audience for the docu-play from Tectonic Theater Project.

Nemuna Ceesay, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Kathleen Chalfant and Erika Rose in “Here There Are Blueberries” at Off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop, 2024 (Credit: Matthew Murphy)

“Here There Are Blueberries,” a 2024 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, is aiming for a Broadway run. Commercial producers Sonia Friedman and Brian and Dayna Lee are teaming with Tectonic Theater Project, which developed the play, for a 2025 international tour followed by a hopeful Main Stem transfer.

In what might be described as a docu-play, crafted in the style of “The Laramie Project” (which was also created by Tectonic), “Here There Are Blueberries” tells the true story of a mysterious album featuring Nazi-era photographs which arrived on the desk of a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist in 2007. The play details the history behind these photographs and what they reveal about the Holocaust’s perpetrators.

“It exposes a side of Holocaust history that is not widely known,” Moisés Kaufman, Tectonic’s founding artistic director who also conceived, co-wrote and directed “Blueberries,” said in a phone interview. “The Holocaust is one of the most written-about things in the history of literature, and because these photos are new, they’re showing us something that wasn’t known before. And there’s something powerful about that.”

Moisés Kaufman (Credit: Jenny Anderson)

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