Efrat Steinlauf

Director, playwright and independent theater creator. Graduate of Hakibbutzim Seminar College's Direction and Theater Teaching program. Efrat also holds a BA and MA in business management. She teaches theater in various venues.

She created and directed: "Bon Appetit", "Have You Seen My Dog?", "The Hangman and the Doomed", "Startup". She directed the following: "Rat Hunt" (Tmuna theater), "Write it in First Person Masculine" (2009 Woman Festival), "Brimstone & Treacle" (Hasimta theater), "The Last Night in the Cowshed" (Tzavtatheater's play reading festival, then as a full production), "The House is what Separates" (Acco Fringe Festival 2014), "The Painted Bird" (Israel Festival 2015), "Just for Fun" (The Playwrights' Project), "Linda Victor" (Short Theater Festival 2015), "Zoya and Yona Stayed Alive" (OrnaPorat's Children and Youth Theater's Two Show Festival).

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Current Shows

Have You Seen My Dog?

The House is what Separates

The Painted Bird

Have You Seen My Dog?

A show for the whole family.

Created and directed by: Noa Korem
Performers and co-creators: Oren Dessau/Lior Berger, Omer Yitzhaki, Nirit Rechavi, Omer Shemer
Set and costume design: Ayelet Yariv
Music: Effie Shoshani

The show was produced with EVE and with the support of the Culture Institute.
The show took part in the 2015 'International Exposure' for children's theater.
The show is approved by Culture for Israel.

This is the story of Ben, who gets the dog "Shelly" for his sixth birthday. Ben becomes attached to the dog and they become best friends until one day Shelly gets lost. Ben looks for Shelly everywhere, and in his dream arrives at the strange and beautiful "Lost" land. Ben's quest to find Shelly is a fascinating, moving journey of growth and endurance. "Storytelling theater that deals with loss and parting as well as with the strength of spirit that help overcome them. EfratSteinlauf created the show and together with 4 magnificent actors, she sheds a new light on them. This show is unique in the scape of children's theater, a stage event that breaks all the rules." (NuritAssiag, Haaretz Gallery)

The House is what Separates

Premiered at Acco Fringe Festival 2014

Written by: Noa Korem
Directed by: EfratSteinlauf
Set and costume design: Daniella Mor
Original music: Effie Shoshani
Movement: NoaBoker
Lighting design: ZivVoloshin, NadavBarnea
Producer and assistant director: Ido Kolton
Performed by: BahatKalatchi, Omer Shemer, Shlomo (Momo) Trelovsky, Yossi Segal, Adi Noy, DoronTzafrir/ShacharMor, NofarBoker
Still photography: ItayAppleberg

Duration: 60 minutes

The show was produced with EVE and with the support of the Culture Institute. Premiered at Acco Fringe Festival 2014 and is currently running at the Jaffa Theater.

A thin woman seeks work for her silent son. When the grocer refuses to help, she instructs her son to break into the grocery store and attach to it like an umbilical cord. The grocer struggles to evacuate the intruder, otherwise his customers will disappear and he will collapse. Whose responsibility is it to help the boy? His mother's? The grocer? "An incredibly beautiful production" (Ophir Hillel, NRG)

The Painted Bird

Based on Jerzy Kosiński's novel "The Painted Bird".

Based on Jerzy Kosiński's novel "The Painted Bird".
Adapted and performed by: Ophir Duan
Direction and dramaturgy: EfratSteinlauf
Original music: Effie Shoshani
Lighting design: NadavBarnea
Set design consultant: Daniella Mor
Set manufacturing: Yossi Duan
Movement choreographed withOmer Shemer
Producer and assistant director: Ido Kolton
Duration: 60 minutes

The show took part in "Center Stage" Festival, produced by Israel Festival in Jerusalem, June 2015.

Shortly before the end of WWII a Polish boy with the appearance of a gypsy finds himself tied and beaten in the orphanage's shed. The other children threaten to kill him, convinced he would cast a spell on them because of the bad spirits that he inhabits. Struggling for his life, he reveals the terrors he's experienced during the war in Poland's dark, primitive villages – where superstition rules. Conjuring up those memoriesbrings to the surface supressed traumas, a world of superstition and xenophobia and bit by bit the events take on a shocking new meaning.