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Yael Cramsky

Founder and Artistic Director of "Passport Ensemble"

Director and writer of stage adaptations of novels combined with documentary texts.

Her directing works for Passport Ensemble Theater Group:

Passport, Citizen K, Leah and Somewhere.

Cramsky was nominated for the Best Play Writer Award at Israel's Independent Theater Awards for: Passport, Citizen K and Leah. The Winer of 2015 Best Adaption for stage Award at Israel's Independent Theater Awards for Passport.

Yael started her artistic journey as a dancer, after graduating from the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. She continued her studies in New York with artists and researchers from the fields of dance and movement, where she also presented her first works. After returning to Israel, Yael completed her master's degree in Directing at Tel Aviv University's Theater department.

Among her major directing work: Passport in Zurich, The Academy for Performance Arts, Zurich, ZHdK; Dans la Solitude des Champs de Coton by Bernard-Marie Koltès and The Maids by Jean Genet, Herzliya Ensemble Theater; Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, Tmuna Theater; The Staring Eye by Gilad Evron, Short play Festival at Tzavta Theater; The Floating Tower - an interdisciplinary show based on texts from the Mishna, Israel Festival; Dream Play by August Strindberg, The Lab Theater, Jerusalem; Mein Kampf by George Tabori, Tel Aviv University Theater.

Her major Choreography works include: Hagigit, Dance Theater Group, ZOA in Tel-Aviv, Habama in Jerusalem, Ein Hod Museum; Golem, Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel-Aviv, Habama in Jerusalem; Isham, Spring Dance Festival, Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel-Aviv; Vertical 3, Habama Theater, Jerusalem; Vertical 2, New York City; Vertical 1, New York City; Ropes, New York City; First Arrival, New York City.

Her major choreography works for the theater include: Hedda Gabler, Zurich; The Dibbuk, The National Hungarian Theater, Cluj, Romania.

Since 2014, Cramsky has been the Head of the Acting Program (direct track for a master's degree program) and an acting and a directing teacher at Tel-Aviv University's Department of Theater Arts.

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