'Six' in Tzavta Tel Aviv Short Play Festival 521.
(photo credit:Ran Biran)
To emphasize its 15th anniversary, each of the nine short plays at the Tzavta
Tel Aviv Short Play Festival from December 26 to 29 will be 15 minutes long.
There are three sets of plays, each dealing with different aspects of one of
this year’s three themes: “home,” “time” and “war.” The festival includes 14/48
– The World’s Quickest Theater Festival – and from this year will be called the
Erik Hoch Short Play Festival in memory of Erik Hoch, who died two years ago. A
fervid supporter of Tzavta, he was the CEO of the Kibbutz Artzi’s Havatzelet
Foundation for education and culture.Festival artistic director Eli
Malka says that the chosen plays reflect “a reaction in real time to the social
and political situation in our country. Israel today is struggling with
questions of its identity, today and what it may be down the line.”