Norma Morrow Zuckerman
Norma Morrow Zuckerman is the driving force behind the Jewish Repertory Theatre of Nevada [JRTN], an organization she co-founded with Charlene Sher in 2010. The endeavor coincided with Norma’s pursuit of an MFA at UNLV and with that a commitment to bring professional Jewish theatrical performances to Las Vegas.
In 2007, she performed in The Diary of Anne Frank and noted the audience support of Jewish Family Services Agency. Norma could sense the community’s eagerness for professional theatre and she was just the one to deliver it. Over the following years, JRTN produced an array of Jewish-themed and acted plays. She brought The Diary of Anne Frank to the stage whenever she found community partners to sponsor 1400 eighth graders to attend the performance.
By 2012, was the year that The Smith Center for Performing Arts opened and Norma led the way for Golda’s Balcony, a one-woman drama starring Tovah Feldshuh, to be performed. It was the spectacular co-promotion by Norma’s JRTN and the Smith Center. Norma was smitten with the theatre from a young age and studied with some of the best acting coaches—Milton Kastelas, Stella Adler, Wynn Handman.View Oral History