Orto-Da Theatre Group Launches A New Interdisciplinary Series


The Orto-Da Theatre Group, under the artistic direction of Yinon Tzafrir, will launch an innovative theatrical-literary series, opening with author/musician Yali Sobol on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at The Little Prince café in Tel Aviv at 20:00.

Yali Sobol/Photo courtesy of PR

The multi-disciplinary series will create an encounter between theatre and literature in correspondence with significant dates and events in the Jewish/Israeli calendar. The first meeting, on the theme of “Between Love and War,” edited and directed by Avi Gibson Barel and hosted by author Sahara Blau, will take place on August 1, between the 9th  and 15th of Av in the Jewish calendar – days dedicated, respectively, to mourning for the destruction of the Second Temple and love.

Musician Yali Sobol, lead singer of Monica Sex, and author of Fingers of a Pianist, a novel that takes place in a Tel Aviv of the future, after the next war, will be the special guest of the evening, as well as literary critic Dr. Arik Glasner, who will discuss love and war in Israeli and world literature.

Staged scenes from Sobol’s book will be performed over the course of the evening, by actors Yarden Gilboa, Motti Rosenzweig, Dor Aloni and Yoav Bartel. The evening will also dance work inspired by the writings of Sigmund Freud, dealing with the human passion for destruction, choreographed by Abigail Rubin.

Future meetings will take place on the Memorial Day for Yitzhak Rabin, and on the first eve of Hannukah, and will focus on issues of religion, state and the struggle for identity as seen in literature and on stage.

The events will take place at  The Little Prince café, 18 Nahalat Binyamin Street, Tel Aviv – on the roof.