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TimeOut - Theater Review: "Humor, harmony, and humble beginnings..."
September 7, 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."
Rank and File: Writing the Sequel to 'Start-Up Nation'
September 1, 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?
August 30, 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.
A SHORT EVENING OF THEATER IN TA
July 25, 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.
Rank & File: Grand Slam Poetry Event Set for Tel Aviv
May 12, 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.
Tel Aviv Daily Secret writes about Slam Series
May 25th, 2015
We are featured in the Daily Secret under "Things to do", recommending people to stop by our monthly Slam Series at Bar Polly on Rothschild 60 for May's theme; "Good Intentions".
The Culture Trip interviews The Stage
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
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."
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
March 3rd, 2015
Maya 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
August 15, 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
August 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
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.
The Stage Talks about The One Act Festival on TLV1 Radio!
July 4, 2014
Maya Hagoel and Asher Gelman of The Stage are interviewed on TLV1 Radio's Weekend Edition. Maya and Asher talk a bit about how The Stage was formed, all of its great accomplishments to date and of course about its upcoming One Act Festival opening this coming Wednesday July 9th at 20:00, June 10th at 20:00, and July 12th at 20:30 at Beit Yad Labanim, TLV.
Tune in to the radio interview for a sneak peak into the six plays and much more!
The Stage gets picked up by the UK's Jewish Chronicle
February 14, 2014
The Stage TLV, a new English based performing arts initiative in Tel Aviv, staged The Vagina Monologues at Beit Yad Lebanim theater on Saturday.
More than just "The Vagina Monologues": A new act is in town, literally.
February 13, 2014
Haaretz English weekend edition talks about The Stage TLV's debut performance, and the new community it wishes to build.
Times of Israel: Curtain's up for New Tel Aviv English Theater Group
February 9, 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"
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.