Joshua Sobol : In Residence at Israeli Stage

Joshua Sobol : In Residence at Israeli Stage

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

World-renowned playwright and intellectual Joshua Sobol engaged in dialogue, lectured on theatre as a form of resistance, premiered a brand new play entitled David, King and shared his perspective in conversations during a two-week residency (March 19 – 31, 2017) at Israeli Stage. 

Selected talks, interviews and conversations are available below. For more photos (credit: Justin Saglio) from Sobol’s residency, click here

Press: features in The Boston Globe, BostonArtsDiary, Emerson College NewsJewish Advocate, Jewish Journal, JewishBoston.com, and WBUR; a special mention in The Boston Globe’s Name Section


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.


Organizational partners included Boston University (Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies), Brandeis University (Hebrew Program, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies), College of the Holy Cross (McFarland Center), Emerson College (Institute for Liberal Arts, Performing Arts, President’s Office, School of the Arts, Writing, Literature and Publishing), New Repertory Theatre, Temple Israel of Boston and Wellesley College.


This program was supported in part by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.