FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF PATHOS MATHOS COMPANY 

Theatre 2014.

An Israeli theatre director, dramaturge, curator, translator and researcher.

 

AWARDS

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.

 

GRANTS

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

2016 The Israel National Lottery - Council for the Culture and Arts grant 

​2015 The Tel-Aviv independent Artists grant

2015 The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts grant

2014 The Israel National Lottery - Council for the Culture and Arts grant 

​2014 The Tel-Aviv independent Artists grant

2012 The Israel National Lottery - Council for Culture and Arts grantfor 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

                                AMSTERDAM

                                 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

                                 Artistic advisor

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           

                                 Artistic Director

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)

DIRECTING

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         

                              Frankfurt.

                             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

 

EDUCATION

ACADEMIC STUDIES

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

 

LANGUAGES

Fluent in Hebrew and English, working knowledge of French, basic knowledge of German.

 

 

LILACH DEKEL - AVNERI // CV

lilachdekela@gmail.com

 

2010 - present

2010 - present