Born in Jerusalem to a Haredi family, Brachi Lipshitz left the ultra-Orthodox world to pursue a career in theatre directing. She first studied theatre at Emunah College and then acquired a B.Ed. (summa cum laude) in theatre directing and education at the Kibbutzim College, and a M.A. degree in the Honors Program for Performance Research in Theatre and the Performing Arts at the Department of Theatre Arts in Tel Aviv University. Brachi’s works as a theatre director aim at both adult and young audiences. Much of her recent work for children is based on Jewish sources, and seeks new artistic modes for communicating difficult topics to young audiences. In her works for adult audiences, she experiments with canonical writers such as Brecht and Jarry to establish a contemporary theatrical style.
Among her works as director: “Acute Action” (site-specific performance following Brecht, HaMiffal, Jerusalem 2016. Supported by Ruah Hadashah); “Ubu Roi” (Nissan Nativ, Jerusalem, 2017); “Alma & Lychee” by Daniel Botzer (part of “The Playwrights 8”, Tzavta theatre, Tel Aviv 2016); the series “Legends of the Moon” – a series of monthly plays for young audiences based on the Hebrew calendar (Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem, 2014-present); “Sea, Land” (a performative event following the Exodus, Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem 2014); “Saul” and “David”, director and co-playwright (Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem 2017-2018).