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"OK to be kooky"

Rank and File - Haaretz, March 1st 2020

The Stage, the English-language performing arts company, is presenting the third iteration of "Miscast" in three performances next Saturday night and Mach 10 at Tel Aviv's Yad Labanim. "Miscast 3" is different from its two predecessors, according to co-producer Ayelet Shuber.

"Miscast, a Purim musical to challenge show-biz norms"

The Jerusalem Post, Feb 23rd 2020

This Purim, why not come and enjoy a show with your favorite English Broadway songs in a non-confirmative context?Who can play what role had always been a question in show-business. In today’s world the topic became extremely sensitive due to issues like race, gender-sensitivity and changing norms.

"Slam poetry and storytelling competition scores big in Tel Aviv"

The Jerusalem Post, May 29th 2018

Walking into the crowded bar, one wonders if they have been transported to a different era. Are these people really taking time out of their busy schedules to listen to poetry?

The answer is yes and you've only been transported to Tel Aviv's first English-language slam poetry and storytelling series, now in its fourth season.

"Theater review: humor, harmony, and humble beginnings at The Stage's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Time Out Israel, Sept 7th 2017

An elementary school spelling bee is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Israel, let alone an English spelling bee. However, The Stage, Tel Aviv's premier English language performing arts organization, is not known for going with the grain. The Stage embraces the extraordinary in quirky productions like "Miscast! 2 - Less Grease, More Hairspray," the daringly scandalous "Vagina Monologues," and now, their very first musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

"Writing the Sequel to 'Start-Up Nation'"

Rank and File - Haaretz, Sept 1st 2017

SPELL-BOUND: The Stage TLV has opted for the comic musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” for its next production. “The show takes its audience into the lives of six adolescent misfits as they compete to become the spelling bee champion,” according to the theater group, revealing “their darkest secrets and fears, through song.” The show, which runs next Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at Tel Aviv’s Beit Yad Lebanim, also includes audience participation.

"Can you spell Musical Comedy in Tel Aviv?"

The Jerusalem Post, Aug 30th 2017

The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee is coming to Tel Aviv this week for three musical performances. After hitting Broadway in 2005, The Stage, Tel Aviv's premier English-language performing arts organization, brought together 22 cast and crew members from all over the country to perform the witty show in Israel.

"There will be something for everyone"

IBA News, July 26th 2016

The Stage Presents: TLV Short Play Festival opens tonight at 20:00 at the Suzanne Dellal Centre מרכז סוזן דלל, with a series of comedic short plays in English. Arieh O'Sullivan spoke to its artistic director.

"A short evening of theater in TA"

The Jerusalem Post, July 25th 2016

The Stage’s short plays festival offers seven plays, 90 minutes, a lot of laughs and some soul-searching.

Three strangers find themselves in an explosive situation. Two people meet at a cafe and struggle to connect. One person tries to cope with her body betraying her in the most hilarious way.
The TLV Short Plays Festival, produced by Anglo community theater group The Stage, is a celebration of the human experience, through a comedic lens.

"So Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar..."

The Jerusalem Post, March 15th 2016

History and hilarity collide in the Stage TLV production of Steve Martin’s award-winning play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile."

"Grand Slam Poetry Event Set for Tel Aviv"

Rank and File - Haaretz, May 12th 2016

GRAND SLAM IN TEL AVIV The Poetry and Storytelling Slam Series is holding its second annual Grand Slam next Thursday at the new Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv.
The competitive Slam Series – the first English-language monthly storytelling and poetry slam series in Tel Aviv – has “become a platform for poets and storytellers alike to perform original material in front of an ever-growing live audience,” according to Karen Lerman, the series producer.

"Fasten your seat belts!"

The Jerusalem Post, Oct 12th 2015

Funnymen Yisrael Campbell and Jeremie Bracka present a comedic journey on living in Israel and the experience of making aliya.

"Dialects 101 Class - Weekend Haaretz"

Rank and File - Haaretz, May 22th 2015

New York-based actor and teacher Adam Lubitz will ran an interactive workshop teaching the dialects of Irish and the American south.

The Culture Trip interviews The Stage

The Culture Trip, April 29th 2015

The Culture Trip interviews The Stage's Co-Founder Maya Hagoel; "All The World's A Stage", she says while explaining the uniqeness of our organization.

Miscast Review by JPost

The Jerusalem Post, April 19th 2015

JPost's Noa Amouyal reviews Miscast! 2; Less Grease, More Hairspray

"The show is a delightful mix of popular Broadway standards, performed by the least likely candidates. In the topsy- turvy world of Miscast! 2, songs traditionally sung by men are performed by women, duets become solos and contemplative solitary songs become an ensemble affair."

Mismatched Actors

Rank and File - Haaretz, April 17th 2015

Tel Aviv’s The Stage is reviving its production of “Miscast!” , with a new combination of Broadway hits. Co-Founder Maya Hagoel talks to Haaretz about "Miscast! 2; Less Grease, More Hairspray".

Co-Founder and CEO Maya Hagoel on i24news English

i24News, March 3rd 2015

Maya Hagoel shares the story about how The Stage started, a run-down of the past year, and plans for the future.  Check out the link to the video below!

THE ABSURDITY OF WAR - The Stage performs a play based on a century of war diaries

Rank and File - Haaretz, Aug 15th 2014

The Stage, an English-language performing arts community in Tel Aviv, is exploring the world of tragicomedy with a reading of “Traktorfabrik,” a play based on a century of war diaries dating back to World War I. The Belgian-born writer-director Noemi Schlosser told Haaretz on Wednesday that she spent five years reading nothing but war diaries while researching the play.

Writer & Director of TraktorFabrik, Noemi Schlosser, is interviewed on TLV1

TLV1, Aug 15th 2014

The Stage is performing a staged play reading of TraktorFabric on Sunday, Aug 17th, at 8PM featuring actors Leor Doron, Nitzan Sitzer & Tomer Shechori. Noemi Schlosser is interviewed on TLV1 Radio on how she went about writing the play in Tel Aviv, her five years of research and her other work in her home country, Belgium.

"The Show Must Go On"

The Jerusalem Post, July 17th 2014

Asher Gelman, Artistic Director of The Stage, is interviewed in the cover story for the Jerusalem Post’s Magazine about the obstacles faced by the organization, in particular, their One Act Play Festival, due to the simultaneous conflict with Hamas.  Gelman discusses the unique situation, how it has changed the nature of the production, and why it is so important that cultural events continue, not only in spite of the extraordinary situation, but also because of it. 

More than just "The Vagina Monologues": A new act is in town, literally.

Rank and File - Haaretz, Feb 13th 2014

Haaretz English weekend edition talks about The Stage TLV's debut performance, and the new community it wishes to build.

"Curtain's up for New Tel Aviv English Theater Group"

The Times of Israel, Feb 9th 2014

The Times Of Israel talks about The Stage TLV, an iniative hoping to revive Tel Aviv's English Theater chooses "The Vagina Monologues" for its debut.

Time Out Israel interviews Asher Gelman, the director of The Stage's Debut Production "The Vagina Monologues"

TimeOut Israel, Feb 2014

The Human Condition

The Stage, Tel Aviv's new English language performing arts group has a new performance  of "The Vagina Monologues." Kristof Joseph Steiner interviews director S. Asher Gelman.

TLV1 radio interviews The Stage

TLV1, Dec 1st 2013

Our very own Adaya Turkia was interviewed by TLV1 about The Stages activities. Click on one of the links below to hear the recorded radio show. 

Midnight East writes about The Stage

Midnight East, Nov 28th 2013

Midnight East wrote all about our KickOff Meeting! Read all about it via the link below.

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