Education and Professional Practice:
1983-1986 - Graduated Theater Directing Studies at Kibbutzim College of Education, Tel Aviv
Professional experience - Appointments and Positions:
1989-1993 - Resident director in "Habima" Israel National Theater.
1996-2001 - Artistic Director of the “Khan” theater of Jerusalem.
2001-2004 - Artistic Director of the "Israel Festival" in the fields of theater, dance and Israeli creation.
2004-2006 - Artistic Director of the "Lab" theater, Jerusalem.
2007-2011 - Artistic director of the "Herzliya Ensemble" theater.
1987-1989 - Kibbutzim College of Education, Tel Aviv
1989 - "Gitis" Theater Academy , Moscow
2001-2004 - School of Visual Theater, Jerusalem
Since October 2015 - Head of Directing Department - Faculty of the Arts, Tel-Aviv University, Associate Professor.
Experience - Professional activities and projects in Israel and abroad:
Theater Director (selection):
1987-1990 - Beit Zvi, the School of the Arts:
The House of Bernarda Alba, The Merchant of Venice, Bent (performed at the International Festival in Leningrad), Equus (performed in Moscow International theater Festival).
1989 - Young Opera Moscow: The Prodigal Son.
1989-1993 - Habima theater: Gold, The Night of the Twenties, The Glass Menagerie, Punktchen und Anton, Hypolitus, Creditors, Low Depth.
2002 - The Screens (in cooperation with the Berlin Festival), Alice in Wonderland.
1994-1995 - Be'er Sheva municipal Theater:
Summer and Smoke, Educating Rita.
1996-2001 - Khan Theater:
The Wedding, Scenes From an Execution (performed in Brussels Kunst International Festival), Princess Yvonne, The Virgin from Ludmir, Sky, The Seagull , Back to Desert.
2006 - The Town of the Little People (performed in Lodz International Festival)
2005 - Lab Theater: Salomé
2006 - Theatronetto: In Spitting Distance ( A play which won the first prize at the festival Theatronetto and has been performed in the theater of Peter Brook in Paris , The Barbican center in London, Romaeurope Festival, the Sydney Opera, Theater Schaubuhne Berlin and others. )
The play was nominated among the five final candidates for the prestigious international prize: Freedom to Create.
2010 - Ulysses on Bottles
2013 - Sea Breeze
2007-2011 - Herzliya Ensemble Theater:
Black Rain (in cooperation with Haifa Theater , has been performed in the international festival in New York ), Yerma ( performed in the International Festival in Budapest ; the show was created in cooperation with the actress Gili Ben Ouzilou and dedicated as a memory to her).
Don Quixote's Claim , The Town of the Little People ( a remake with the ensemble’s actors , the play was performed in the Municipal Theatre in Heidelberg , Germany, and at the Barbican, London ).
Three Sisters, Both Upon a Time (in cooperation with the Israeli culture festival in Basel, Theaterspektakel ,Zurich Festival, Tak theater Liechtenstein and the Haifa Theater.)
International independent projects:
2012 - Yes, stand out of my Sun (in cooperation with Tak Theater in Lichtenstein, Theatersektakel, Zurich Festival, Spielart Festival Munich, and the Kur theater in Baden.)
2013 - Jungle of the City (Municipal Theater Augsburg , Germany). The play was performed with the ensemble’s actors, in the German language. Rehearsals included collaboration between directing students in theater department - Tel Aviv University and students of the Theater Directing School, Munich.
2015 - Three Dog Night (in cooperation with Deutches Theater-Berlin, Hellerau-Dresden)
2016 - Nathan Der Weise (produced by Goethe Institut, Tel Aviv)
2016 - The Bees Road (an independent project)
Membership in committees and artistic judgment:
1995 - Member of the committee - Fringe center in Tel Aviv - Jaffa
1998 - Member of the artistic Prize committee of the Acco Festival
1999 - Member of the festival's Prize committee of Theatronetto
2000 - Member of the artistic committee of the theater festival in Zurich Theaterspektakel - Zurich
Since January 2013 a member of a committee of scholarships for young artists from the cathedra for Human Rights named after Emile Zola - Faculty of Law, Rishon Lezion.
2016 - Member of the artistic Prize committee of the Acco Festival
1991 - Wins a scholarship for directing opera on a behalf of the American- Israel Cultural Foundation
1999 - Winner of the Best Director Award of the Israel Theater Prize for directing the classic play : The seagull (by Anton Chekhov). Khan Theater.
2000 - Winner of the Best Director Award of the Israel Theater Prize for the best show of the year: The return to the desert (by Bernard- Marie Koltez). Khan Theater.
2007 - Winner of Landau award for Arts a behalf of the National Lottery, for the achievements and excellence in theater creation.
2010 - Winner of Rosenblum award on behalf of Tel Aviv municipality for the entirety of her creation.
2011 - Winner of the best show (of the original Israeli play ) on the behalf of the Israeli Theater Award for “Youlisses on Bottles”. Haifa Theater.
THE BEES ROAD
Nathan der Weise
Directing: Ofira Henig
With: Yussef Abu Warda, Carlos Gharzuzi, Maya Omaia Keesh, Khalifa Natour
Visual concept: Ashraf Hanna
The Queen commanded him to Forget