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Dylan Seders Hoffman is an actor, singer, and director based in New York City and Cleveland, Ohio. She is the founder and director of the new media company, Seders Productions, which focuses on presenting new works located at the intersection of pop culture and 21st century Jewishness with a generous dose of Yiddish with its first short film premiering June 2022. As an actor, she has performed Off-Broadway at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and with the New Yiddish Rep. Dylan’s work as a director/producer on the stage has been presented at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Bryn Mawr College, and Moore College of Art & Design.
Dylan began her study of Yiddish at the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Program during the summer of 2018. She continued her studies through courses at the University of Pennsylvania, YIVO, and the Workers Circle. In 2019, she was awarded the Arbeter Ring Prize from the University of Pennsylvania for excellence in Yiddish Studies.
Dylan is an alumna of Bryn Mawr College where she studied Dance, Theatre, and Jewish Studies graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Jane Wilkinson Arts Prize for outstanding contributions in the arts. She is also an alumna of Headlong Performance Institute in Philadelphia, studying with David Brick, Amy Smith, Shavon Norris, Jungwoong Kim, Asimina Chremos, Anisa George, and Raphael Xavier.
Dylan creates kaleidoscopic dance theatre that moves between traditional and non-traditional performance spaces. She believes in creating question-driven theatre to form community through exploring heritage, culture, time, and memory. Dylan is excited by art that offers a plurality of experiences and a variety of answers to a question. Her interest currently lies in creating collaborative work that blurs the line between the audience and performer and curates both intentional and unintentional audiences in unexpected places. She is also very excited by Jewish folklore and magical realism - the wafting smells of matzo ball soup cooking onstage and the feeling of dancing with dirt underneath her feet. Dylan strives to use art as a way to raise consciousness, make change, and spread light.
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