YAIR PACKER (Writer) writes children's stories as well as screenplays for adult audiences. Three of his one-act plays were staged at English-speaking theaters in Munich in 2015, and in Berlin in 2012. Packer’s play Love Her to Death, written in Hebrew, was translated into French and English, read in Paris and London in 2013. His children's short story “Free Time Machine” (published in Hebrew in Israel by Sifriat Maariv) is now being adapted into a play. Ten of his children's books are on the Israeli market in Hebrew. Several of his short plays are regularly performed in the USA and in Germany.
Packer’s full length play in Hebrew Scoop had its premier in December 2014 in Israel. It was on stage in Hebrew in Miami in May 2017. A translation in English is available and was read at the Rose Playhouse in London in November 2017. It will be produced by The Israeli Artists Project in New York in 2018 in both Hebrew and in English.
CHARLOTTE COHN (Director) was born in Denmark and raised in Israel where she served in the Israeli Army as a commanding officer. She is a founding producer of the New York Music Theatre Festival and MainStreet Musicals. Other producing credits include Rated P For Parenthood, The New York Times critics’ pick Handle With Care and Church & State.
Charlotte has directed plays and operas at Primary Stages, The Cell Theatre, Baltimore Playwrights' Festival, United Solo Festival, The New School for Drama and Liederkrantz Opera. She is extremely proud to have directed the critically acclaimed Baltimore in Black and White at the Cell Theater, written by Jason Odell Williams.
As an actress Ms. Cohn has performed on Broadway in La Boheme and Coram Boy. Regional highlights include - A.C.T.: Happy End, CENTERSTAGE: The Boys From Syracuse, The Murder of Isaac, THE PRINCE MUSIC THEATRE: A Night in the Old Marketplace, NSMT: Nine. Charlotte is an Ovation Award Winner and was nominated for the Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award for her performance as ‘Hallelujah Lil’ in Happy End at A.C.T. www.charlottecohn.com
Israeli superstar DAVID BROZA (Original Music) is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. Broza’s music reflects a fusion of the three countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain and England.
Since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, David Broza has been working to promote a message of peace. Now with a string of multi-platinum albums behind him, David Broza still strives to hone this message.
David Broza has appeared as a guest and shared the bill with Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, and many more.
RONIT LEVIN DELGADO
The Israeli Artists Project (IAP) is a new New York City theater group, formed by Yoni Vendriger and Mor Cohen. It comprises multidisciplinary Israeli theater creatives and performers, with a mission to showcase Israeli theater works in their original form (in Hebrew). The plays will be performed in Hebrew and English on alternate nights by the same cast. Scoop, written by Yair Packer, and directed by renowned NYC theater persona Charlotte Cohn, is IAP’s first production.