Director & Actor |Words of His Own, 1994-97

originally in Hebrew, was also performed in English

Stories about gay men by Israeli authors

Based on stories by: Gal Uchovsky, Tamir Lahav-Radlmesser, Yossi Levy, Shay Levin, Tamir Grinberg.

Editor: Yair Qedar
Director: Noam Meiri
Actors: Noam Meiri, Tzahi Grad, Hagai Ayad, Itzik Cohen
Music: Haim Ilfman
Piano: Michael Beilis
Set and costume design: Michaela Lika
Lighting: Sigal Shalev
Still pictures: Oren Dar

Premiere: Tzavta Theater, 1994

Additional performances: The Edinburgh Festival, Scotland; Drill Hall, London; the Brighton Festival; NYU Theater, New York; New Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco.


The theater troupe Yesh Lo Milim MiShelo (“Words of His Own”) was established in 1994 and was a pioneer of Gay Israeli theater. Its first play, under the same name gained much success in Israel, was translated into English and was performed in the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and in other theater festivals in Brighton, Manchester, London and later on in New York and San Francisco.

The cast’s preparations for the trip to the Edinburgh Festival and the trip itself, were the subject of Erez Laufer’s no-less successful documentary Edinburgh Lo Mehaka (Don’t Cry for Me, Edinburgh).