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Sivan Ben Yishai is a writer and director living in Berlin. Studied in the Tel Aviv University (Theater directing and writing) and in the School for visual Theater in Jerusalem. In addition, completed one year training in Nissan Nativ’s acting studio in Tel Aviv, and two years in the Improvisation centre of Tel Aviv.
In her 12 years of artistic work, Sivan has directed, written and produced various projects which were performed in venues and festivals across Israel: The turn of the Ambassador’s wife, Moskobya, Chatroulette, Duz.Pua, Never Ever Ever and more.
2015-2016, Sivan directed in Berlin the piece 3RDLND if you know what I mean and I think you do(Future Forums Berlin), took part in the writers program of the Westfälisches Landestheater (Castrop-Rauxel) and EXILE-kulturkoordination: ZUKUNFT III, joined NIDS (das neue Institute für dramatisches Schreiben) and premiered the piece I know I’m ugly but I glitter in the dark (Radialsystem V Berlin, ID festival).
2017, she is completing her Tetralogy: LET THE BLOOD COME OUT TO SHOW THEM. Vol 1 from it: YOUR VERY OWN DOUBLE CRISIS CLUB was premiered in Deutsches Theater Berlin as part of Autoren Theatertage 2017, directed by András Dömötör, vol 2: THE STORY OF LIFE AND DEATH OF THE NEW BEW WEW WOOPIDU JEW was premiered in Maxim Gorki’s Studio Я, as part of Radikale Jüdische Kulturtage in the translation and direction of Sasha Marianna Salzmann. Vol 3 of the tetralogy PAPA LOVES YOU will be premiered in Maxim Gorki’s Studio Я, in the direction of Suna Gürler. The 4th part of the tetralogy: TO DIE BY YOUR SIDE will be presented at 2018 as part of the project KRIEG IM FRIEDEN, a corporation of Maxim Gorki Theater, NIDS and Literarisches colloquium Berlin.