Israeli Theater Collection
Theater J is proud to have been the exclusive North American home for filmed productions from many of Israel’s leading theater companies. From classic tales to contemporary stories, moving dramas to amusing comedies, our Israeli Theater Collection showcased the country’s vibrant, diverse, and growing theater scene.
These productions were filmed pre-COVID and represent some of the breadth and diversity in both content and aesthetics of contemporary Israeli theater.
Learn more about how to watch the Collection here: theaterj.org/israeli-theater-collection/howtowatch/
The Israeli Theater Collection is generously supported by the Embassy of Israel to the United States.
Waiting for Godot
A minimalist, bi-lingual staging of Samuel Beckett’s groundbreaking modern play which critics hailed as a “an artistic mirror” to contemporary Israeli society.
Arabic, Hebrew | English Subtitles | Modern Classic
Municipal Theatre Mladá Boleslav’s
Naomi, a young ultra-Orthodox woman, enters a seminary for women in the mystical city of Tzfat, where she falls in love with the rebellious Michelle.
Czech | English Subtitles | Contemporary Drama
Roy Chen’s new version of The Dybbuk blends comedy and tragedy, mysticism and psychology in this timeless tale.
Hebrew, Yiddish | English Subtitles | Classic Drama
Hadar Galron in
Whistle, or My Mother Was Mengele’s Secretary
A one-woman show exploring the pain of the second generation of survivors and exposes the invisible yet deep wounds of the Holocaust
English | English Subtitles | Contemporary Drama
Everyone knows the expression “behind every successful man there is a woman”. Ensemble Aspamia’s fiery play doesn’t leave her there.
Hebrew | English Subtitles | Drama | Experimental
Beit Lessin Theater’s
Passing the Love of Women
Yeshiva students Zisl and Azriel discover their mutual attraction while studying together. As the two make drastic choices to be together, they must decide if their love is worth their lives.
Hebrew | English Subtitles | Contemporary Drama | Experimental
Nephesh Theatre and Haifa Theatre’s
The Rain and the Wind
A family-friendly, multi-media dance theatre performance based upon the life and songs of one of America’s most enduring and insightful artists, Bob Dylan.
Hebrew and English | English Subtitles | Musical
It Sounds Better in Amharic
An intimate, touching, and funny one-man show sharing the pains and opportunities of immigration, integration, and identity.
English | English Subtitles | Contemporary Comedy
The Cameri Theater’s
A comedy about sibling rivalries and a touching play about who you keep beside you as you find yourself. That is, if you don’t fight every second along the way.
Hebrew | English Subtitles | Contemporary Comedy
The Yellow Wind
Based on David Grossman’s best-selling book, THE YELLOW WIND is a vivid portrait of life under occupation for West Bank residents in the late 1980s.
Hebrew | English Subtitles | Contemporary Drama
Theater for Young Audiences
Ruti Tamir Theater & Mime’s
Four Fables and a Queen
One day, the Queen Judge loses her reflection in her mirror! Can the animals of her court stop bickering long enough to help her find it?
English | Classic Comedy
Pricing & Policies
Regular Price: $15 plus fees
Theater J Subscriber & Angel Donor Price: $12 plus fees
Theater for Young Audience Production: Regular Price $10 | Subscriber & Donor Price $8
All Non-English productions will have English subtitles.
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