Ensemble | Words of His Own, 1994-97

Stories about gay men by Israeli authors. (originally in Hebrew, was performed also in English).

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

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

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



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