Originally from Chicago, Becky has been part of The Stage since making Aliyah in 2014 (Artistic Director as of summer 2019). Her passions include stand-up comedy, creating and directing stage plays, documentaries about cults, and Tel Aviv street cats. Becky has been The Stage's Executive Director since May 2020.
Hailing from the desert land of Arizona, Hunter is a director, actor, and improvisor who has been a part of theater across the US, UK, and Israel. He's been a part of The Stage for the last 3 years and is passionate about creating new theatrical experiences, Lord of the Rings, and puns. Like a scarecrow, he is outstanding in his field.
Started acting at the age of nine in Habima national theater, and has since then spent years of doing improv, poetry slams and community theater. He's the producer of the Act-a-thons and StageX brands, and believes in getting things done.
Kate Schoenstadt comes from Chicago, Illinois. After a few years dressing folks for the red carpet, she naturally moved to Tel Aviv to work with asylum seekers and refugees. After studying diplomacy and conflict resolution, she made the next very obvious transition to tech. Growing up on stage, the theatre always has been and always will be one of her greatest loves.
Born and raised in Vienna, Daliah discovered her love for theater at a very young age and has since been involved in drama projects in Austria and Israel as a director, actor and producer. She aims to make the world a better place as an Urban Planner and a more enjoyable place through performing arts.
Who is Neil? Corporate Answer: Whether I am focusing on the individual user’s needs or scaling a project for a global product launch, I am a collaborative partner to cross-functional disciplines, including strategy, creative/creative tech, business partners, and go-to-market teams. My Real answer: I have a passion for the arts and creating magic before the eyes of the audience. From the brightest spotlights to the best blackouts, I'm buckled in and ready for the ride that is SHOW-BIZ!!!!!!
Guy has spent nearly 10 years in government, diplomacy and international development. In his downtime he doubles as a social entrepreneur. He has been the co-founder of multiple, social organizations such as the Kol Oleh Movement, OneDay Social Volunteering and now The Stage. He surfs, dances hip hop, salsa and sings in an acapella group.
A corporate lawyer specialising in intellectual property and Hi-Tech, Amir has counseled various companies, start-ups, nonprofits, and initiatives, while also representing artists, galleries, and productions along the way. Originally from Jerusalem, followed by Nahariya, Tel Aviv, Dallas, Düsseldorf, and eventually returning to Tel Aviv, Amir holds degrees in Law, Government, and European Studies, and has in recent years been nurturing a passionate affair with fringe theatre, acting, and mangos.
Maya is the Co-Founder of The Stage. Brought up in the US, Maya moved to Israel 10 yrs ago to make it big in the Holy Land. Having worked as an investment banker for many years in NY, London and Tel-Aviv, she has since transferred over to Israel's start-up scene, working with what she calls "The companies that will change the world". Performing arts is her secret passion, and in her spare time you can find her at the Theater, producing an event or performing improv in the park.
Born and raised in Germany, Manuela is an avid traveler, having spent long periods of her life abroad. After living in Beijing for 3 years, she moved Tel Aviv in 2013 where she resides today with her husband and son. With a BA in International Marketing and MSc in Business & Management she has been highly involved in The Stage’s Marketing Department since its inception, and also served as the Executive Director. Manuela loves nature, sports and traveling – and best is to combine all!
The Stage was founded in October 2015 by:
Guy Seemann, Maya Hagoel, S. Asher Gelman, Daliah Dombrowski, Adaya Turkia, Daniel Gindis, Moran Sol Broza & Maáyan Dekel.
And with immeasurable thanks to:
Karen Lerman, Keren Ravid, Yoni Putter, Shelly Yair & Paul Berkowitz