Born to a German Jewish mother, and Polish Holocaust survivor father, performer Deb Filler talks about her own life and how it was influenced by the Holocaust. Deb candidly shares her perspective on her history and identity through her artistry and signature use of Jewish humor and storytelling.
Deb Filler is a New Zealand born writer-performer, character artist, teacher and producer. In this interview, she shares memories from her early childhood, her professional career and her relationship to being Jewish, including her contributions to the Jewish and wider community.
Deb talks about her recent work “I Lost It In Kiev” and her legacy show “Punch Me In The Stomach,” which sustained her and audiences internationally for over 12 years. Her sense of belonging, which spans Europe, North America and of course New Zealand (“home”) and her observances as a perpetual outsider, are all fodder for her work.
With the support of Creative New Zealand