For over a decade, the Nalaga’at (“Please Touch” in Hebrew) Center has been operating successfully, establishing itself as a leading, prominent and innovative cultural center, both in Israel and worldwide. NLG serves as a meeting place for Deaf, blind and deaf-blind individuals, as well as for the general public. The center is home to the NLG Theater, distinguished from other cultural centers by its deaf-blind actor ensemble, the only one of its kind in the world. In addition, the center operates the “Blackout” dark restaurant, “Kapish” events center and Workshop center, all operated by deaf, blind and deaf-blind individuals.
The Na Laga’at Theater
The Na Laga’at Theater was established in 2002 by Adina Tal and Eran Gur, to help integrate deaf, blind and deaf-blind individuals into mainstream society, using culture as a platform to promote their rights, talents, and aspirations. This marks the uniqueness of the Na Laga’at Theater, being the first theater in the world to integrate deaf-blind actors into the cultural scene.
The Na Laga’at Theater Original Productions:
Not by Bread alone | Direction & Stage Production: Adina Tal
Composed of eleven deaf-blind actors, the show takes the audience on a fascinating journey into the personal experiences of deaf-blind individuals, revealing vivid and distant memories, dreams and joyful moments.
Say Orange | Written and Directed by Sarah Sibony
This original production presents the journey to the world of Bat Sheva Revensari, a deaf-blind actress.
Edgar | Written and Directed by Ofer Amram
The production, composed of deaf-blind, deaf and blind actors, presents the story of a man who gradually loses his eyesight and hearing senses. He escapes the long arms of darkness, and with the help of characters he meets along the way, he embarks on a journey. As his fears are put to a test, he rediscovers new passions, ambitions and friends. 2017 Winner of the prestigious Perlman- Genesis prize for integrating individuals with disabilities into the Israeli cultural scene
Children of Lesser a God | By: Mark Medoff, Directed by Noam Shmuel
Showcasing in 2018, the NLG Theater presents its adaptation to the renowned 1980’s play “Children of a Lesser God” by Mark Medoff, featuring deaf and hearing actors.
Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYrY-4C1Fhg