About Orly Noa Rabinyan

Tel Aviv/Zurich.

Orly Noa Rabinyan was born in Israel to Persian parents. She is an independent theatre director and writer. Her work is often characterized by intercultural and multilingual encounters. Some of her recent works include: MULTI VERSE - On Speaking and Silence in a Life between Languages - a multilingual play that explores silent languages and other effects of migration, told through the artist's personal story. MULTI VERSE premiered at Neumarkt Theatre, Zurich. THE APPEAL – a political play inspired by the protocol of the 1936 literary trial held in Tel Aviv following the first Hebrew production of The Merchant of Venice. The APPEAL, which premiered at Tel Aviv's Hameretz Club, is set to be adapted to Luxembourg during Orly Noa's Artist Residency at neimënster in the autumn.

In her pursuit of cultural hybrids, she created the Posthome directorial trilogy, which comprised: AN INVENTED PERSIAN TEA CEREMONY, a participatory event performed at various locations in Israel and New York. An adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s story THE MAN WITH THE FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH, performed in both Hebrew and Italian. It premiered at Jaffa & Haifa Theatres and was later transferred to Tmuna. In the third part, PARRHESIA, she explored the connection between the rituals of wedding and burial. PARRHESIA had its premiere at Tmuna in Tel Aviv.

Some other selected credits from her portfolio include: 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 both German and Hebrew 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.

Orly Noa was an Artist in Residence at the Watermill Center and 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

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