Visual Arts

About Jaffa Theatre: Arab Hebrew Culture

The photo above shows a scene from "The Year Zero" on the Jewish-Arab conflict in 1929 a docudrama based on Hillel Cohen's book.
Photographer: Raday Rubinstain

The Jaffa Theatre is a dynamic creative partnership between people, cultures, and languages. Inspired by both tradition and modernity, Arabic and Hebrew speaking artists write, direct, and act. The award winning theatre, located in the heart of the old mixed city of Jaffa, is in one of the liveliest areas of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. The theatre was founded in 1998 and located in a historic building by the sea.
The Jaffa Theatre is a socially involved fringe establishment whose plays often confront pressing issues and conflicts. Following each show, actors and directors hold a dialogue with the audience. The theatre has regularly held festivals dedicated to children, women, and the diversity of Middle Eastern cultures.
Performances occur both in Jaffa and countrywide, in major cities and peripheral centers, as well as abroad. The theatre offers several other cultural projects, including workshops, educational programs, art exhibitions, music, and literary evenings.

Jaffa Theatre: Arab Hebrew Culture

Dance, Film, Music, Theater, Visual Arts
Narrative, Documentary, Contemporary, Physical theater, Musical theater, Fashion Design, Drawing & Painting, Photography, Performance Art, Stage & Costume Design

Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Israel