Joshua Sobol: In Residence at Israeli Stage


Your chance to meet one of Israel’s most esteemed writers and intellectual thinkers. Expand on how theatre can be used as a means towards social change.

“I don’t pretend that theatre can change political reality, but it can certainly contribute to the development of public discourse” ~Joshua Sobol

This unique two-week residency brings award-winning playwright Joshua Sobol to you: lectures on “Theatre as a Form of Resistance to Oppression” and open In Conversation formats all over the Greater Boston Area. 

This residency is about your connection to Joshua Sobol- engaging with him intellectually and emotionally through lectures and performances.

“Theatre as a Form of Resistance to Oppression” 

Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30PM at College of the Holy Cross; RSVP for free/more information here

Friday, March 24 at 7PM at Boston’s Temple Israel; RSVP for free/more information here

Wednesday, March 29 at 6PM at Boston University; RSVP for free/more information here

Thursday, March 30 at 4PM at Emerson College, with special remarks made by President Lee Pelton; RSVP for free/more information here

In Conversation with Sobol

Thursday, March 23 at 11AM at Brandeis University; RSVP for free/more information here

Sunday, March 26 at 6PM at New Repertory Theatre; purchase tickets

Following Soobl’s time in Boston, you get to experience a World Premiere of his play David, King : Wednesday, April 5 at 7PM at Wellesley College (see info/RSVP for free).

During Sobol’s visit, New Repertory Theatre will be producing another one of his plays. For more information about that, click here

Joshua Sobol (Playwright in Residence) is a Playwright, Director and Author. Sobol has written over 75 plays and directed productions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Israel and the United States. His most famous play, Ghetto, has been performed in 24 countries, and his plays have garnered many awards, among others are: The Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year; The Critics’ Circle London Theatre Awards – Best New Play 1989; Laurence Olivier Award Nomination for Best PlayMainichi Art PrizeBest Play of the Year; Yumiuri Shimbun Grand Prize for Best Play of the Year. Sobol won five David’s Harp awards for Best Israeli Play and won the Israeli Theatre Award for Lifetime Achievement. Sobol was awarded The Golden Medal of the City of Vienna for Excellent Achievement in 2014. Israeli Stage: readings of Sinners and Wanderers.

Made possible in part by a grant from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.