Reality Check

In quantitative terms, it appears our theatrical sector is in good health.

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May 25, 2017 11:58
A Mountain Does Not Move

‘A Mountain Does Not Move’ is a nominee for Best Original Israel Play.. (photo credit: RADAY RUBINSTEIN)

 
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So, how are we doing on the theater front? We have clearly made great strides in cinematic areas and, particularly, in the documentary field. But what about local board-treading endeavor? With the annual Israel Theater Awards taking place last Friday, it seemed like an opportune time to take a look at the nominees across a range of categories, as well as taking stock of how we are doing in the art form in general, and how far we have come, in artistic terms, over the past 60-70 years.

Gad Kaynar-Kissinger was a good port of call before the glittering event, at which Culture Minister Miri Regev was due to present the award for the Best Play of 2016. Kaynar-Kissinger teaches theater at Tel Aviv University, and has enjoyed a long career in the art form, both as an actor and behind the scenes, largely as a dramatist.

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