It comes as such a shock to hear that prize winning author, playwright, scriptwriter, librettist, poet, journalist
and translator Nava Semel passed away last December after a battle with cancer. It feels like yesterday that director Vivian Melde, actress Nava Sarracino and I corresponded with her while preparing our Alaskan/Canadian production of her famous play The Child Behind the Eyes. I know each one of us cherished her feedback and I am honored she wrote a Hebrew adaptation of my song-lyrics which lead to Shir Eres, the title song I composed for our production. The same title song also exists in Yiddish as Viglid, and English as Lullaby.
We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends, and will always remember Nava Semel with kindness.