About Orly Noa Rabinyan

Tel Aviv/Zurich.

Born in Israel to Persian parents, Orly Noa Rabinyan is an independent theatre director and writer, trained in London and in Tel Aviv. Current shows: Multi Verse - a multilingual piece in seven different languages, Neumarkt Theatre, Zurich. THE APPEAL – a performance based on the protocol of the 1936 literary trial held in Tel Aviv following the first Hebrew production of The Merchant of Venice, Hameretz 2 club, Tel Aviv.

In search of cultural hybrids she created the Posthome directorial trilogy, which included: AN INVENTED PERSIAN TEA CEREMONY, a participatory event performed at changing locations in Israel and NY. An adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s story THE MAN WITH THE FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH, performed in Hebrew and Italian at Jaffa & Haifa Theatres. The third part, PARRHESIA, explored the connection between the rituals of wedding and burial, and premiered at Tmuna in Tel Aviv.

Other selected credits: OMG by Anat Gov at Karl Der Grosse, Zurich. HER ISRAELI STORY – a cross disciplinary performance at Ebraica Festival, Rome. BULL by Mike Bartlett at Mara Theatre, nominated for Best Show & awarded Best Stage Design at the Israeli Fringe Awards. A site-specific adaptation inspired by Maurice Meaterlinck’s INTERIOR for the Banqiao 435 Art Zone in Taipei, Taiwan. FLEABAG by Phoebe Waller-Bridge performed in German at the Israel Festival, Jerusalem. HONEYPOT by Julia Pascal at the New Diorama theatre, London. Her play A DROP IN THE SEA at Tzavta, Tel Aviv. Co-Artistic Directing the new podcast of EVE.

Orly Noa was an Artist in Residence at the Watermill Center as a co-founding member of the WWLab international directors’ collective. She received the Habima Award for Entrepreneurship in Theatre. Her work is supported by The Independent Artists’ Fund, Lottery Arts, AICF, Ministry of Culture and Asylum Arts.

Orly Noa Rabinyan

Director, Playwright, Set Designer, Contemporary, Experimental, Physical theater

Tel Aviv/Zurich, Switzerland
Grant Recipient

Artist Gallery

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