Alexandra Aron, Producer
As Managing Director for Soundbrush Records Alex has produced over 40 recordings, dozens of concerts and videos. Her work in theater is primarily as a director of plays and multi-media productions. A Night in the Old Marketplace with music by Frank London, lyrics by Glen Berger has been seen on stages in São Paulo, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Toronto, Milan, New York City, MASS MoCA, Berkeley Rep, and Summerscape/Bard College. Current directing projects include: Salome: Woman of Valor, by Frank London and Adeena Karasick (Vancouver Chutzpah! Festvial (March, 2018) and Toronto’s Harborview Center Sept. 2018) as well as Judith Sloan’s It Can Happen Here (Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Sept. 2018).
Previous directing works includes: Naked Old Man by Murray Schisgal (EST), Imagining Madoff by Deb Margolin (Theater J), Jewel Casket by Peggy Stafford and puppet designer Lake Simon (Dixon Place), Three Seconds in the Key by Deb Margolin (New Georges), Karaoke at the Suicide Shack by Rob Urbinati (Queens Theater in the Park), Eloise and Ray by Stephanie Fleishmann. Alex worked in Palestine directing The Mole's Dance by Kamel Jabr in Arabic in Ramallah (1995).
Alex produced and directed Two Altars and a Cave (2013) starring Lois Smith was seen at Sarasota Int’l Film Festival, Catskills, Citizen Jane, Southampton Int’l Film Festival and others.
As an arts educator and administrator; Alex has taught students in dozens of schools in New York City. As a Fulbright scholar to Argentina in 2005 she worked with educators and theater practitioners in Argentina guiding them through collaborative playwriting and ways of integrating theater into the classroom.
She is an affiliated artist of New Georges Theater, an alumna of the Actor’s Studio Playwrights and Directors Forum, Lincoln Center Directing Lab and Women’s Project Directors Forum. Alex is a graduate of Wesleyan University. www.alexandraaron.com
Amir Nizar Zuabi, Director
Amir is considered by his peers and theatre critics, to be one of the leading theatre directors in the Middle East. After graduating with honors from Israel’s prestigious Nissan Native Acting Studio, and attending workshops in France and Russia, Zuabi first cut his teeth directing “Stories Under Occupation” for Al Kasabah theatre in Ramallah. (Best Production – Cairo Theatre festival and Cartage festival). The show toured extensively, to wide acclaim, at the Royal Court London, Tokyo International Arts Festival, Goteborg Festival, among other destinations.
In 2005, Zuabi staged “Jidariyya”, at the Palestinian National Theatre, a play based on a poem by Mahmoud Darwish. The show toured extensively in Damascus, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, and Spain and was invited by Peter Brook’s “Bouffes du Nord” Theater in Paris. Jidariyya also performed as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
Zuabi was an associate director at the Al-Midan Theatre in Haifa, where he has directed Forget Herostratus by L. Gorin, and An Autumn Tale by Aldo Nicolai. In April 2009 Zuabi premiered Sean-Sean’s Opera Samson and Delilah at the Vlamesse Opera house in Antwerp. In 2008 Zuabi founded ShiberHur Theater Company and has produced 6 shows with this new company, “Old Box” War or More” and The Sneeze”” based on shorts by Chekhov, all toured extensively in the 48 lands and the occupied territories.
In 2010 ShiberHur’s “I am Yusef and This is My Brother” preformed to critical acclaim in the Young Vic Theater, London. After his adaptation of The Penal Colony in 2012, Zuabi became and International Associate Director of the Young Vic. Other work in London includes, Comedy of Errors (Royal Shakespeare Company, 20212 The Beloved ( Bush Theater and KVS Brussels) . Zuabi created Oh My Sweet Land for theater Vidy Lausanne that was also recreated in the young Vic in 2014 and seen most recently in kitchen's throughout New York City in a 2017 production by the Play Co.
Zuabi became a member of the Prestigious UTE (United theaters of Europe ) in 2013 and is currently writing a play commission by them as well as the National Theater in London.
BONNIE SUE STEIN, co-producer
Bonnie is the Executive Director and Founder of GOH Productions, an arts services organization based in NY, focusing on the creation and development of global and local arts projects. Since 1988, she has produced projects in NYC, East/Central Europe, former Soviet Union, Asia and the Middle East. Stein is a consultant to numerous organizations in production and international exchange. With La MaMa, she has co-produced and consulted on numerous projects since the mid 1980s. With loving memory, to Ellen. www.gohproductions.org