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About our work

Act 1 Presentations has been working in New Jersey schools for over 20 years and we have created an amount of work that covers film, books and live performances, all based on moral courage with many fitting into Holocaust Studies. We hope you find something to fit your curriculum.


Ioannina, my Ioannina

More than a tour book of Ioannina, Greece’s points of Jewish interest; includes the synagogue, the cemetery, the roundup areas and other points of overlooked Jewish history, with the author as your personal guide. Divided into three integral parts: the two day tour, personally speaking & appendices.

Researched & written by Isaak Dostis
122 pages – B/W photos, maps, personal stories and more.

Price: $30.00 

A Dog’s Life

As in the title of the soap opera “The Days of Our Lives” so does A DOG’S LIFE give a day by day account of how Greeks often disparage & degrade man’s (& woman’s) best friend, until a savior (or two) comes along.

Extended by Isaak Dostis from an anonymous internet story
12 pages, 2 b/w photos.

Price: Free to schools & English teachers of Greece; cost: postage only

Greek Salad

All the salad ingredients are in an uproar! Each one thinks that they are the most important element of a Greek salad and without them there is no Greek salad, until the mistress of the house adds them to a large bowl. Together for the first time, it’s a new world for all of them. With the help of tongs, they tumble and play and mix in a glorious salad of tastes and colors. It takes all of the ingredients to make a great Greek salad and a better world. Recipe included. For 6 to 9 year olds.

Written by Isaak Dostis & Diana Sunrise
31 pages – Color illustrations by Lazaros Kalogirou

Price: $14.50

A Ten Gold Medals (Second Edition)

Isaak’s uncle, Isaac Cohen, was a sports hero in Greece. Using the medals he won in javelin, running and hurdles, he escapes Nazi Greece with his family, with the child, Laki, caretaker of the most precious of cargo…the medals. A true yet under-told story of the Holocaust in Greece. For teens & adults.

Written by Isaak Dostis
Introduction by Marcia Ikonomopoulos
Illustrations by Padraic Fitzgerald
101 pages with b/w illustrations & photos

Price: $23.00