EVE – Independent Theater and Performance Art Creators Organization

EVE non-profit independent theater and performance art creators organization was founded by a group of artists who came together for a common goal: to enhance the independent creation scene in Israel: to create new horizons for action, to cultivate and promote independent Israeli creation and creators.

To fulfill this vision EVE works in two principle routes:

First – as an umbrella organization that provides its members with various professional services: financial management, professional counselling in different fields related to a creator’s everyday conduct (such as public relations, crowdfunding, marketing and more), rehearsal space subsidies, third-party insurance, professional seminars, providing access to professional information, scholarship application assistance, etc. Serving as an umbrella organization, EVE is the only establishment in Israel that enables any independent creator that meets the Ministry of Culture’s criteria to seek financial support from said Ministry.

Second – as an agent for change in the arena where independent creators operate. Among the activities included in this route are: promoting common interests with the governmental and cultural institutions, initiating independent creation festivals and developing audiences all over Israel.  

The organization aims to expand its activity in order to find ways to assist the independent creators’ community in general, including those making their first steps in the field, and strives to improve the independent artists’ creative space and “living conditions”. Joining the organization requires meeting professional requirements and paying member dues. The basis for our approach is that the organization belongs to its members and that they collaboratively pave the way for its modus operandi.


Joining the Organization

Joining the organization requires meeting professional requirements (the organization is not of an artistic nature and aspires to empower a wide range of independent artists, as well as the field itself).

Paying membership fees – fees may vary from time to time.   

The decision to accept new members under the requirements is the responsibility of the organization’s steering committee.

Board of Directors:
Chanan Deri Barkai – Chairperson, Atara Frenkel, Anat Dotan Azan, Ofra Ben Ya’akov.

CEO – Anat Radnay
Bookkeeper – Tatiana Plaksenko
Project Manager – Lital Nimrod
Interim Projects Manager – Gal Sabo
Webmaster – Natan Skop
Accountant – Haim Wurmbrand
Legal Consultant – Adv. Isaac Buchbinder

Steering Committee (composed of organization members):
Haim Abud, Efrat Steinlauf, Yael Slor, Hana Vazana Greenwald, Eliran Caspi, Maya Buenos, Sharon Gombosh, Elhanan Shapira, Nataly Zukerman, Michal Svironi, Yaffa Schuster, Malka Marin, Dori Engel, Aryeh Eldar.


Making independent theatre is a great privilege. The independent atmosphere allows pure freedom of expression, free from irrelevant considerations. It is a space of surprise, where exclamation points can be recrafted as question marks, and where pauses may resonate. { Orly Noa Rabinyan }
"Creation is my way of better understanding the world I live in, the spectacles through which I see the world". { Nataly Zukerman }
"I create because our world is imperfect and requires many improvements; That's why we have to recreate and re-invent it every time". { Marina Beltov }
"I create out of great loneliness and a deep need for change. I create out of the need to create a community, out of human curiosity and a dependency on an ever-changing language. I try to create out of love, I persist on mixing it with passion and try to sleep well at night, though that's the hardest thing of all". { Jason Danino Holt }
"The encounter with an audience is a call upon all spectators to break the habit of seeing things as they were told to us and pave the way to independent insights, which have considerable effect in creating social change". { Yael Slor }
"Independent creation can serve a wider basis for experimenting and testing the limits and definitions of the medium in which it operates". { Immanuella Amichai }
"Theatre is my language, my way of expression. I have to create, dream and see the world through the kaleidoscope of art". { Dori Engel }
"As an artist I react to reality, I breathe it, digest it, struggle with it and communicate it to the audience". { Efrat Shteinlauf }
"My theater deals with behaviour. It’s behaved in. behaviour is a combination of many different aspects, it’s accumulated by an entirety of practices. When I construct an action unit in my works, I use every technique I can get my hands on and through it manufacture the action’s impac". { Nava Frenkel }
"I, as creator, try to change the point of view of different situations in life and by doing so reality changes as well. When a work meets its audience something very exciting occurs, that I don’t quite know how to put into words. As if for a brief moment I’m a wizard, but in fact I’m a little girl, play". { Avital Dvori }
“What guides me as an artist is the need for dialogue and family". { Eliran Caspi }
“Independent creation is the only way I want and can create”. { Malka Marin }
“I create because my work can shout what’s important for me to say”. { Yoav Bartel }
“For me, theater is a space where a group of strangers become a small community that comes together to focus on life’s basic elements – existential, emotional, political, systematic, aesthetic – and seize the opportunity to dust the indisputable off of them”. { Ari Teperberg }
“I create because I’m crazy”. { Udi Ben-Saadia }
"יצירה עצמאית היא, מבחינתי, מרחב של אחריות אסתטית ואתית כאחד." { עירא אבנרי }
“Every time an audience encounters my work I search for that someone smiling a little smile”. { Alma Weich-Choshen }
"החיפוש אחר תיאטרון הנולד מתוך התנפצות גופים בהווה שיוצר עולם דימויי פיזי הנשען על מבע חזותי מרתק אותי. המילים מגיעות במקום בו הגוף הבונה מפנה מקום למחשבה המפרקת ולכן אני ממעט להשתמש בהם." { אריאל וולף }
"יצירה עצמאית היא התהליך הכי מאתגר, הכי מתסכל, הכי מעצים, הכי משפיל, הכי מרומם, הכי מבאס, הכי מורכב, הכי מרושש והכי מתגמל (לא בהכרח ב$) שאדם יכול לעשות לעצמו. וזו לכשעצמה ההוכחה שיוצרים עצמאיים אינם יכולים שלא ליצור." { הדר גלרון }
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