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Dylan Seders Hoffman is an actor, singer, and director based in New York City, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. As an actor, she has performed Off-Broadway with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene in their New York Times Critic's Pick production of The Sorceress, with the New Yiddish Rep, and at the New York Theatre Festival.
She is a magna cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College where she studied Devised Dance Theatre and Jewish Studies. She was awarded the Jane Wilkinson Arts Prize for outstanding contributions in the arts from Bryn Mawr College and the Arbeter Ring Prize for excellence in Yiddish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, she moved to NYC and began her professional career as an actor working Off-Broadway with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
Dylan is the founder and artistic director of Chava Productions, a new media company which presents original works located at the intersection of pop culture and 21st century Jewishness with a generous dose of Yiddish. Chava Productions’ first short film Yiddish Mean Girls premiered in the fall of 2022. The company's work has been featured in Hey Alma and The Forward. Dylan’s work as a creator/director of experimental theatre has been presented at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Bryn Mawr College, and Moore College of Art & Design. Her writing has been published in In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies.
Dylan is a current fellow at the Alliance for Jewish Theatre.