Sivan Ben Yishai, Foto: Birgit Kaulfuss

Sivan Ben Yishai | February-May 2020

Sivan Ben-Yishai grew up in Jerusalem and studied drama writing and directing in Tel-Aviv. Starting out as a director who sometimes writes, ten years later and 3,000 kilometers from Jerusalem, she now mainly writes. She has lived in Berlin since 2012, writes in English and is translated by the author and poet Maren Kames. Her plays have been premiered at the Gorki Theater and Deutsches Theater Berlin, Nationaltheater Mannheim, where she was also house author, Munich Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Dortmund and other theaters. Her play Liebe/Eine argumentative Übung (Love/An Argumentative Exercise) was invited to take part in the competition for the Mülheim Dramatist Prize 2020.
 
Sivan Ben Yishai was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from February to May 2020.