Israeli Stage presented the American Premiere of Sivan Ben Yishai’s Never Ever Ever, translated by Natalie Fainstein, as its Season Premiere of the 5th Anniversary 2014-2015 Season at the Goethe-Institut Boston followed by performances at Boston University, Brandeis University, Emerson College, JCC of Greater Boston, JCC Dwares, Northeastern University, Temple Beth-Shalom Needham, Temple Emunah Lexington, Trinity College and Tufts University.
Director Guy Ben-Aharon
Featuring Jordan Ahnquist*
Yoni runs away from school, from home, from himself. He runs away the moment he’s confronted with the words disabled or dyslexic. In this moving one-man play, Ben-Yishai provides the audience an experience of what it’s like to feel like an outsider, feel different, be differently-abled, yet, at the same time whole.
Never Ever Ever is the winner of four Assitej Awards in 2013 and is based on a book by Tzipi Gon Gross.
“Students delightedly shared their enthusiasm for the show and how much they connected to different pieces of it. Some students even approached Mr. Ahnquist, the show’s sole actor, to tell him just how impactful his performance was to them. Because of the universal tendency for all people at one point in their lives to feel like “the other,” Yoni’s character was comfortingly relatable. Even a few Norton High teachers chimed in during the talk back to commend Mr. Ahnquist’s acting as well as to show their appreciation for the performance…” read more at WheatonCollege.Edu
SIVAN BEN YISHAI Originally from Tel Aviv, Sivan splits her time between Tel Aviv and Berlin. She studied writing and directing at the University of Tel Aviv in the faculty for Theater, while studying acting at Nissan Nativ acting studio. Sivan also studied improvisation at Alona Peretz’s studio for improvisation. In her 10 years of artistic work, Sivan has directed, written and produced various projects that were and are performed in venues and festivals across Israel. She created “Simple story”, “DUZ.PUA”, “Chatroulette”, “The turn of the ambassador’s wife”, “Never Ever Ever” and “Moskobya”.