September 17, 2019

I, as an actor, have participated in countless acting and improvisation courses, all very entertaining and that have made me a lot better as an artist and as a person. So when I heard that there would be an improv workshop here in Tel Aviv, in English, I wasted no time and signed up.

From the moment I entered the class, I realized that I had made the right decision. There were all kinds of people there. Different ages, professio...

September 13, 2019

It’s ironic, I think, the third time I get up to distract myself when I’m supposed to be writing, that I set out to write a blog about the impact the Artist’s Way Workshop had on my creativity and about how creating has been easier since I took the workshop that, as I sit down to write, I find myself beset by the same type of creative block that had steered me towards the workshop in the first place. I stare at the empty screen...

July 22, 2019

Okay, so I lied... this was my first improv class in Tel Aviv that I actually signed up for. And I was terrified. Let me explain. We’ll need to go back to my high school drama class (shoutout to Masquers club in Oak Ridge, TN), where I watched in awe as the cool theater kids stood up to do improv and when I finally got the courage to try, I totally choked. I didn’t know what to say, didn’t have any chemistry with my partner, an...

This February we held our first ever play for children in English in Tel Aviv - "Luna" by Ramon Esquivel. According to our young but mighty audience and their parents, it was a true success!

Let’s start at the beginning… In the middle of 2018, we ran a “Run Your Own Project” Contest looking for the next Big Idea. We were quite impressed with a video pitch by Abraham Benson-Goldberg, that declared “Taking risks is hard to do, but...

January 1, 2019

Life is creativity. Everything we have around us has been created and is creating, all the time.

The sun creates rays that create photosynthesis along with plants that create more plants with the help of bees and pollination, and these plants, along with herbivores create energy for them to live their lives and create their own offsprings. No offspring is a direct copy of a parent. They are always different and changing, to adap...

June 21, 2018

As a volunteer organization, The Stage relies on individuals who want to get involved, have passion for performing arts and are excited to take initiative.

That is why we created the 'Run-your-own-project' contest #TheStageIsYours.

This video contest is about your idea and more importantly, about your passion to make it reality.

Participating in the contest is just the first step of the process and it is that easy:

Step 1:  Create...

August 22, 2017

I can't remember a time when I didn't sing.

My mother says I was creating harmonies at age two, but this may be parental hyperbole. She swears it's not. Musical theater captured me at a very early age. I had the great good fortune to attend schools that regarded music as important as academic subjects, including Philadelphia's High School For Creative and Performing Arts (also the alma mater of Boyz II Men, The Roots and Hamilto...

December 1, 2016

I've always admired people who could just get up on stage and perform – well, basically get up and do anything – even if it was just to make an announcement. It's not that I'm afraid of public speaking, but I need to be prepared and I need to be myself. Acting, now that I don't know the first thing about! I remember being at a party once and someone came up to me with a wig and slapped it on my head. Now, any person with even a...

July 20, 2016

Nothing brings me more joy than storytelling through theater. As the Artistic Director of the TLV Short Play Festival, my goal is to support our artists in their quest to make theater that tells meaningful stories.

“You cannot create results. You can only create conditions in which something might happen.” This quote by the renowned artistic director Anne Bogart is the guideline of my efforts. Taking part in this unique festiva...

February 7, 2016

Amber Gitter on directing Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile in Tel-Aviv, Israel:

Changing and expanding Israelis' view of theater

I direct plays that I like. I pick these plays because they have impacted me in such a way that I become so emotionally and intellectually attached to them. I want to direct them myself so my community can share the same (or similar) experiences that I initially had. Steve Martin's Picass...

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