Orly Noa Rabinyan

Born in Israel to Persian parents, Orly Noa trained as a director in London and in Tel Aviv. Orly Noa is a member of EVE – Israeli Independent Theatre Artists Organization, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, La MaMa Umbria, The Watermill Performance Center, Asylum Arts and the WWLab - an international directors collective.

In Tel Aviv she is currently running with the #posthome_theatre trilogy: A PARTICIPATORY PERSIAN TEA CEREMONY performed at changing locations. An adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s THE MAN WITH THE FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH, running with Italian supertitles at Tmuna Theatre. The third part - PARRHESIA premiered at Tmuna in 2019.

Selected directing credits: HER ISRAELI STORY - a cross disciplinary performance bringing together contemporary literature & visual art at Ebraica Festival, Rome. Israeli premiere of BULL by Mike Bartlett at MARA Theatre, nominated for Best Show & awarded Best Stage Design at the 2017 Israeli Fringe Awards. A site-specific adaptation inspired by Maurice Meaterlinck’s INTERIOR for the Banqiao 435 ART ZONE in Taipei, Taiwan. ISRA-ISLAND by Nava Semel at Itim Ensemble. Israeli premiere of FLEABAG by Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the Israel Festival. ONIONS – In Pasto Al Mare, a site-specific work for the beach in Calabria, later hosted by the Teatro Biblioteca Quarticciolo, Rome. Israeli premiere of IF THERE IS I HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET by Nick Payne at the Library Theatre. British premiere of HONEYPOT by Julia Pascal at the New Diorama. A DROP IN THE SEA at Tzavta, Tel Aviv.

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The Man with the Flower in his Mouth




The show was produced by #posthome_theatre with the support of Asylum Arts & Alma - Home for Hebrew Culture.

When was the last time you took part in a tea ceremony?

As the daughter of Persian parents who immigrated from Iran, she always had hot tea, even during the hottest days of Israeli summer.

Director Orly Noa Rabinyan invites you to submit yourselves to a Persian tea ceremony. A ceremony that is both genuine and fictional, ancient and contemporary, foreign and familiar.

An interview about the ceremony 

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The Man with the Flower in his Mouth

by Luigi Pirandello

Concept, Hebrew version, adaptation, directing, space design and book design: Orly Noa Rabinyan.

Cast (in alphabetical order): Shira Curiel, Yoav Yefet

Live on the Piano: Omri Dagan

Costume Design: Liron Peniel

Video Design: Nimrod Zin

Lighting Design: Dolev Tzigel

The show was produced by #posthome_theatre with the support of the Italian Cultural Institutes in Tel Aviv and Haifa. The production took part in Pirandello150 - an international festival marking the 150th anniversary of the playwright's birth.

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How to begin telling our life story? And what happens when the end of the story arrives in the middle? An actor wishes to find an end to his life story. The actress who shares the stage with him embodies the supporting roles in His-Story. Slowly, the actress discovers more and more female characters, silent and silenced, who are mentioned on the margins of the page. The actress wants to play Her-Story, and the two embark on a passionate battle for the narrating position. All the while, a flower continues to flourish in the man's mouth, and the mute women's vocal cords scream out of the piano strings ... Is there a connection between the actors and the characters' story? When does the playing end and reality begins? Or is this story actually about us? An intimate, visual and poetic cabaret that adapts to the stage a short story by Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello. The Italian playwright sketches an image of the "before" and "after" and tries to map out an architecture for transformation. The dialogue originally written for two men is adapted by director Orly Noa Rabinian as an ensemble piece for an actress, actor, disassembled piano and red ink.


written and directed by Orly Noa Rabinyan

Concept, writing, directing, space design and musical editing: Orly  Noa Rabinyan

Costumes & Set Design : Ruth Philosopher

Video Design & Live VJing: Ido Ramon

Lighting Design: Dolev Ziegel

Voice Coaching: Noam Achdut

Cast (in alphabetical order): Michal Cohen-Levran, Shira Curiel, Chen Danon-Zax, Michael Lerner, Anton Makalenko, Tovit Samai

"Parrhesia" was produced by #posthome_theatre with the support of Israeli Ministry of Culture, Lottery Culture & Arts Council and Asylum Arts.

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PARRHESIA is a theatre show that explores the connection between the wedding ceremony and the funeral ceremony. This show is the third and last part of the director’s trilogy called #posthome_theatre which explores rituals.   PARRHESIA is a mashup event that brings together two rites of passage in the life of one woman, portrayed by two actresses. In one world - her wedding ceremony, and in a parallel world - the funeral service for her father.   In PARRHESIA, the audience is asked to move between participating in the joy and participating in the sorrow. The shake between the two extremes seeks to create an additional space, separate and independent, in which the split is possible in which one woman is present.