Yoav Bartel | Drop Dead

An original production by Avigail Rubin and Yoav Bartel

From Avner Sitin's book: "Hatred provides an internal, available fire, of varying intensities, the mere lighting of which in the actor, synchronized with the character's state of being, will ignite a performance that will annihilate itself and its audience in a one-time, unrepeatable instance."   Meir Ben-Ami, the Acting Studio Manager, was twice wrong. First, when he axed the production by creator Avner Sitin, who bases his work on the hatred between himself and his actors and that of the actors between themselves. Second, when he decided to hold a preliminary "Inside the Actors Studio" type interview with the ambitious creator, prior to watching the cancelled version of the show. Before long the manager finds himself to be a pawn at the hands of Avner, who is determined to expose, embarrass and stick his claws on his way to get to the bottom of truth. Seven actors and dancers bask in the hatred towards the other, towards their community and especially towards themselves.

 

 


From the Reviews:

"This is the kind of art that looks at its subject matter with a piercing eye and deciphers its lights and sounds, its angles and circles. It digs down and brings up to the surface the sensation that behind it all hides a warm humaneness, that is either painful or content, and the creators transformed this humaneness into a riveting piece." (Tzvi Goren, Habama Website)

 

Performers: Yoav Bartel, Doron Lederer, Shimon Mimran, Tamir Mamis, Shachar Netz, Omer Uziel, Adi Paz.

Set and Costume Design – Maor Tzabar

Assistant Designer – Svetlana Livshitz

Music – Idan Shimony

Lighting Design – Omer Sheizaf