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Theater critic , Arts writer

Eleanor S. Koblenz, American theater critic, arts writer. Named Leading Woman in the Arts, Young Women’s Christian Association, 1979. Vice president Jewish History Society Northeast New York, since 1996, also program chair; president Albany league of Arts, 1977-1979, now honorary board directors; president Albany Civic Theater, 1979-1980; member advisory board Urban Cultural Park. Member American Theater Critics Association (past treasurer).

Background

Koblenz, Eleanor S. was born on February 13, 1924 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Daughter of Saul Samuel and Sadie (Frankel) Segal.

Education

Bachelor of Science in English and Drama, Ithaca (New York ) College, 1945.

Career

Freelance theater director, 1955-1975. Theater critic Gazette Newspapers, Schenectady, since 1983. Regional reporter in theater Backstage Magazine, New York City, since 1993.

Artistic director Theater Voices, Albany, New York, since 1987.

Membership

Vice president Jewish History Society Northeast New York, since 1996, also program chair. President Albany league of Arts, 1977-1979, now honorary board directors. President Albany Civic Theater, 1979-1980.

Member advisory board Urban Cultural Park. Member American Theater Critics Association (past treasurer).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, sailing, travel, family activities.

Connections

Married A. Abba Koblenz, June 19, 1948 (deceased May 1979). Children: Mark Leo, Andrew Dov.

father:
Saul Samuel Segal

mother:
Sadie (Frankel) Segal

spouse:
A. Abba Koblenz

children:
Mark Leo Koblenz

Andrew Dov Koblenz