“Look Me in the Eye: A Meditation on Charitable Giving”

Yoni Oppenheim
October 31, 2011
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Yoni Oppenheim is a founding Co-Artistic Director of 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company. He directs and dramaturges new and devised work. For 24/6 he adapted and directed A Doll House (The Tank), The Splendor of Space and Karoshi Karaoke for Sabbath Variations Workshop (24/6 at 6th Street Synagogue). Additional directing credits include: Evolutionism or Dammit We Took the Shortcut! (Manhattan Rep), Etta Sings for Change (Duplex), The Perfect Human 2009 (The 6th Obstruction) (14th Street Y), FAST and The Consistency of Flour (Drisha Institute/JCC); Yo Miss!... (LPAC); Crito and Na'im (The Lover) (S.E.E. Theater); Oleanna, The Love of Don Perlimplín for Belisa in the Garden, and Swan Song (NYU Tisch) Assistant Director: Dog and Wolf (59E59); To Paint the Earth (NYMF/37Arts); Earthquake Chica (SPF/Theater Row) Translator: At Night's End for Motti Lerner will receive a reading at the Lark Play Development Center in October. Dramaturg: HAGGADAH…(Witness Relocation /LaMama); Hasidic Tendencies (Linhart Theater). He is currently serving as researcher to playwright Doug Wright on a new play. Contributing Artist: Knut er død: Hamsunjubileet 2008-10 (Teater NOR, Norway). He leads “Improv for Seniors” at the Riverdale Y. Observerships with: Peter Sellars on A Flowering Tree by John Adams at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center; Mark Lamos on the world premiere of Charles Wuorinen's Haroun and the Sea of Stories at New York City Opera, Lincoln Center; Jim Simpson on Walter Woods' Billy the Kid and Lillian Mortimer's No Mother to Guide Her at The Flea Theater. Yoni is a recipient of the John Dana Archbold Fellowship at the University of Oslo; Dorot Fellowship in Israel; and the Spielberg Fellowship in Jewish Theater Education. He is the associate editor of the Foundation for Jewish Culture's catalog “Plays of Jewish Interest” and is the artistic consultant to the Drisha Arts Fellowship. M. Phil. Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo; B.F.A. Drama, New York University – Tisch School of the Arts/Playwrights Horizons Theater School. He has studied at Yeshivat Sha'arei Mevaseret Zion, Beit Midrash Elul, Beit Morasha, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.

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