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.
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.
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.
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.
Keren grew up in the land of the Vikings, but made aliyah in March 2014. Back in Sweden she worked as a freelance actress and was the chairman of an organization very much alike The Stage. Taking every chance she can to be at the center of attention, Keren got involved with The Stage in June 2014, and is the Marketing Director since Sept 2015.
Hailing from Tennessee, Shelly has been involved with The Stage since 2017. Her love of theater began in high school when she was a techie, set builder, props master (basically anything BEHIND the stage). A big fan of the 'gram, #hashtags and boomerangs are her secret weapon. She loves the beach, sweet tea, and a good Grandpa joke. A true female advocate, she believes that every woman and girl has #GoldenOvaries to go for her dreams with gumption and persistence while staying true to herself.
Adaya hails from down under. She has many years of improvisational acting experience - both teaching and performing. By day she is a neuroscientist but her not-so-secret passion is performing on stage.
Karen is a certified Wix Website Pro and is thrilled to lend a creative hand to the growth of The Stage. She comes to TLV by way of NYC and is passionate about community, performance and dachshunds.
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.
Paul Berkowitz is from New York and made aliyah in 2010. He studied Audio Engineering before moving to Israel and has supported all sorts of performances on stage and on the radio, from musical performances to performance art. When he's not backstage, you can usually find him riding his bike to an art gallery somewhere in Tel Aviv.
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.
Yoni joined The Stage in 2016 with a background in law and a MBA. He is committed to help in managing the Stage’s finances.
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!