Maktub – original play

The 3rd hope festival Hatikva

Best community theatre production exposing our communal work in Hatikva neighborhood.
The Yoram Loewenstein acting school is located in the heart of Hatikva neighborhood. The uniqueness of the school is in the combination between the highest level of professional acting studies with community work in the neighborhood where the school is located.
Few such institutions exist around the world.
As part of the training to become professional actors, the acting students are committed to lead 16 drama groups with in the community such as :children and youth at-risk, immigrant's children in distress, children and youth with special needs and emotional problems elderly and more.

Maktub- original play

Pandora box is opening. Out of it coming the people who hurt us (our beloveds, family), our fears, our repressed feelings and our hidden secrets.
Who can we close it back? What happens when our past is chasing us?
A bitter-sweet journey full of emotion and humor of brave women’s, dealing with the past, the people in their lives and especially with themselves.

Show duration 35 minutes



Directors: Elad Atrakchi and Ortal Ben-Shushan (3nd year students)
Writing and participating:
elderly women, Hatikva neighborhood residents:
Ilanit Nuriel
Naima Hansab
Tziona David
Zmira Shabtai
Sara Gadadi
Yardena Shimon
Sosh Cohen
Aviva Zugayer