Bar-Ilan University | President’s Report 2022

37 Lia Koenig Known as the First Lady of Israeli Theater; winner of the Israel Prize for Acting Miriam Zohar Member of the Cameri Theater ; winner of the Israel Prize for Acting Yona Elian-Keshet Actress in theater, film, and television; winner of the Israeli Theater Award for Lifetime Achievement Noam Semel Director-General of Habima Theater; former director of the Cameri Theater Yehoshua Sobol Award-winning author of the plays "Ghetto" and "Alma"; former artistic director of the Haifa Municipal Theater Ron Elisha Award-winning Australian-Jewish playwright and screenwriter Hadar Galron Writer, actress, comedienne, director, and songwriter; writer and star of the award-winning play "Mikve" Hillel Mittelpunkt Award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and stage director; former writer-in-residence at the Beersheba Theater and the Beit Lessin Theater Maya Arad Yasur Playwr ight and winner of the Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt Prize Hanoch Reim Award-winning stage director, playwright, and actor As part of the Bar-Ilan Program in Drama and Theater’s “Theater on the Boundary” initiative to bring culture to Israel’s northern periphery, faculty and students produced a series of plays by Yaakov Shabtai inMaalot, a town sixmiles fromthe borderwith Lebanon. Starring actors Tal Danino fromthe Beit Lessin Theater, Aviv Zemer fromthe Cameri, and amateur thespians fromthe local community, the playswere attended by Maalot residents, senior citizens, IDF soldiers stationed in the region, and northern youth interested in drama and theater. Singer Limor Shapira also performed Shabtai’s songs, and Bar-Ilan’s Dr. Roy Horovitz gave a lecture on the life and work of the great playwright. Theater on the Seam FROM STAGE TO SEMINAR ROOM Guest Speakers in the Bar-Ilan Program in Drama and Theater in 2021 Miriam Zohar, Dr. Roy Horovitz, and Leah Koenig