FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF PATHOS MATHOS COMPANY
An Israeli theatre director, dramaturge, curator, translator and researcher.
Recipient of the prestigious Rosenblum Prize for Performance Art 2016.
Lost Paradise – 4 awards at the Acco Festival for Alternative Theatre 2014:
Best Show, Best Supporting Actress, Space Design, Music
Golden Hedgehog (Kipod) - Israeli Fringe Theatre Award:
Adam Geist –Award for space design, 6 nominations.
Someone is going to come – Award for Lighting design, 2 nominations.
Macbeth – 2 nominations.
Phaedra is in love – Award for the best actress, 2 nominations.
Fish in the tummy – Award for the best performer (Karny Postel), 2 nominations.
Ovadia the Invalid – 2 nominations.
2019 Israel Institute grant
2018 Arad Contemporary Art Center, artists residency
2018 The North American Jewish Federations Association grant
2017 Maamuta artists residency at Beit Hansen, Jerusalem
2015 The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts grant
DRAMATURGY AND ARTISTIC DIRECTING
2018 BLACK BIRD
Dramaturgy for a dance by Efrat Rubin
2017-Present MIDAROM FESTIVAL, SAPIR COLLEGE CULTURE AND PRODUCTION STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Artistic Director of an annual interdisciplinary festival, at Ofakim
2017 EURODRAM CONFERENCE, LISBON
Manager of the Israeli committee, participated in the international EURODRAM conference in Lisbon
Dramaturgy for a Play by Maya Arad Yasur
2016-Present EURODRAM – EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR ORIGINAL PLAYS AND TRANSLATIONS
Manager of the Israeli committee, participated in the international EURODRAM festival in Istanbul
2016 NEKUDAT PETIHA – A MIFAAL HAPAYIS SPONSORED PLAYWRIGHT PROJECT
Dramaturge for the play: The Box, by Erez Drigs
2015 ISRAELI PLAYS READING FESTIVAL, THE BERLIN ACADEMY OF ARTS
2014-Present PATHOS-MATHOS COMPANY
Founder and Artistic Director
The Company’s first production won the Best Show Award in the Acco Festival for Alternative Theatre 2014
2014 BITEF INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, BELGRADE
President of the jury
2013 INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE OF ISRAELI THEATRE AND ISRA-DRAMA 2013
2012 - 2013 NEKUDAT PETIHA – A MIFAAL HAPAYIS SPONSORED PLAYWRIGHT PROJECT
Member of the artistic management
2007 - 2012 TMU-NA THEATRE
Dramaturge and curator. Initiated, curated and managed the following festivals:
* The German Season (in collaboration with the Goethe Institute),
* The Norwegian Season,
* Bio-Feedback (young directors directing short classic plays),
* Shakespeare Unplugged
2005 THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY
Dramaturgy of the Theatre as a bridge between Arabs and Jews Project
2002 - 2008 OMANUT LAAM
Member of the Repertoire Committee for Theatre and Dance
2002 TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY – SMALL BAMA STUDENT THEATRE FESTIVAL
Initiator, Founder, and Artistic Manager of the first festival (now at its 13th anniversary)
2018 Barefoot – research for a social-artistic performance, a product of the Artist’s residency at the Center for Contemporary Art in Arad.
Object-Manifest – Placemaking project, which was inaugurated in Ofakim.
2017 Residency at the Hansen House in Jerusalem, Mahamuta, which culminated in an exhibition of the residents works, showcasing the performance “An Object for Clear Thought”, also performed at the Midarom Festival 8, in Ofakim.
2016 Truth or Dare in the chamber of chambers – at the Meshuna Gallery, the Tmu-na Theatre, The Geffen House in Haifa,
and the Pathos Mathos Studio.
A premier to Chambre of chambres - a performative four hour duration work Elma in Zichron Yaakov
2015 A series of interdisciplinary performative "Midrash" events dealing with Jewish myths, which took place in
various spaces in Tel-Aviv under the title Chamber of chambers.
2014 The Company’s first production Lost Paradise , Acco Festival for Alternative Theatre 2014.
2013 Maggie is looking for Brick – an adaptation to Tennessee Williams’ A cat on a hot tin roof, Nissan Nativ.
2012 Muranooo – Polish-Israeli-German co-production, Dramatyczny Theatre, Warsaw.
2011 Muranooo – a workshop at the Dramatyczny theatre on a text by Polish author Sylvia Chutnik
2010 Savage or the man with the sad eyes by Hendel Klaus. Directed readings festival.
2009-2010 Adam Geist by Dea Lohr, Tmu-na Theatre. The show was staged at the Dramatyczny theatre in Warsaw, within a biannual festival.
2008 Someone is going to come by Jon Fosse, Tm-una Theatre.
2007 Macbeth, Shakespeare, Tmu-na Theatre.
2006 Phaedra is in love, Sarah Kane, Tmuna Theatre.
2005 Fish in the tummy, adaptation to a book by Efrat Dannon. Tmu-na Theatre.
2004 Ovadia the Invalid, adaptation to a book by Shay Agnon. Hazira.
2002 Tristan and Isolde in Warsaw, writing and directing, Small Bama Festival
WRITING, EDITING, AND TRANSLATION OF PLAYS
2018 Translation of the play S27 by the British playwright Sarah Grochala.
2014 Writing an article about the Theatre Treffen Festival in Berlin for the Goethe Institute’s online magazine
Writing an article about Israeli Theatre for the Japanese magazine Theatre Abroad, Theatre Yearbook 2014
2012 Out Of The Depths – an adaptation to the stage of K.Tzetnik’s books (based on all 6 books)
2011 Editing a collection of articles about The German Season in Tmuna Theatre, published in the 32nd edition of the TEATRON magazine.
2010 Co-editor of The Anthology for German Plays of the 21st Century, Resling publishing house.
2007 Translation to Hebrew of God is a D.J. by Falk Richter. Published in The Anthology for German Plays of the 21st Century
2006 The Cameri Theatre: Translation for a directed reading of After the end by Dennis Kelly.
2004 The Cameri Theatre: Translation for a directed reading of Blasted by Sarah Kane.
2002 The Cameri Theatre: Translation for a directed reading of Cleansed by Sarah Kane.
Small Bama Festival: Under blazing roofs – writing (published in the book New voices in Israeli Drama), Tristan and Isolde in Warsaw – writing, Zavta Thatre : A man inside himself - writing
2002-2006 Writing about theatre and dance for the Habama website: http://www.habama.co.il
INSTRUCTING AND MODERATING
2018 Lecturer at the Sapir College in the course for managers of cultural institutions: “Ingenious or Pretentious” about Avant-garde theatre and performance arts.
2017-present Lecturer at the Sapir College, for students of Culture and Production Studies doing their final project within the “MiDarom Festival”.
Art-Team – workshop within the Matan Summer Course on Excellence at the Arts.
Theatre on the Verge – 3 hour lecture regarding contemporary theatre in the alternative scene, given to students, at the Nurit Katsir Theatre Center, Jerusalem.
2016 Witnessing Testimony – Lecture/workshop on the company’s next project, at an international conference Theater als Kritik held in
Theatre on the Verge – Lecture regarding alternative theatre in the contemporary scene, given to managers of cultural institutions,
at the Simta Theatre, Jaffa.
With my heart’s blood I shall keep the emptiness away – exploration of the limits of performative action, Half yearly course at the Levinsky College.
Vocal reading of literary works – Half yearly course at the Levinsky College.
2015 I’m (not) a nature reserve – Identity performance. A project with seven orthodox women at the ESPACLARIA acting school, Jerusalem.
The Lost Paradise – A lecture abut the novative format combining classical texts and personal confessions, the visual language and
connection to the location. Tel Hay College and The Tel Aviv University.
2013 Rokiki – A project inspired by The Rocky Horror Show, delivered to acting students from Nissan Nativ Jerusalem and video students
from Shenkar, Tel Aviv, together with the video artist Eitan Boganim.
2012 Workshop at the Tel Aviv University – Between Beckett and Gesrhuni
Moderating Master Class with the German Playwright Dea Lohr, The Cameri Theatre and Goethe Institute
Master Class about 21st century German Theatre, Shaham Organization
2011 Master Class for outstanding finalists, Shaham Organization
2003 Instructing B.A. students about Research, adaptation, and translation of text for the stage, Tel Aviv University
2012 - 2014 TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY – FACULTY OF THE ARTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS
Supplements for Phd. - Reception Studies of Greek tragedies
1998 - 2003 TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY – FACULTY OF THE ARTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS
MFA in Writing, Directing, and Dramaturgy (Cum Laude)
1996 - 1997 SORBONNE UNIVERSITY, PARIS
Cultural, Civic and French Language Studies
1992 - 1995 TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY – FACULTY OF THE ARTS
BA in the Multidisciplinary Program in The Arts
COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
2017 GOOGLE and “Alternative Talk” collaboration
Network artists workshop
2002-2003 HABAMA WORKSHOPS
John Wright, The Crazy Angel Theatre, Philippe Gaulie, Ari Roth
Fluent in Hebrew and English, working knowledge of French, basic knowledge of German.
LILACH DEKEL - AVNERI // CV
2010 - present
2010 - present