FRI. MARCH 25 | Post-Show talkback featuring playwright Motti Lerner
Following the 8 PM performance on March 25th join playwright of After the War Motti Lerner for a post-show discussion.
Motti Lerner is one of Israel's most lauded playwrights and screenwriters, and most prodocued playwrights internationally, with recent productions in the US, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Australia, Canada and India. He is the author of Kastner, Pangs of the Messiah, Paula, and Pollard, all originally produced by the Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv; Exile in Jerusalem and Passing The Love of Women first produced at Habima National Theatre; Autumn at Beit Lessin Theatre, Tel Aviv; Hard Love at the Municipal Theatre in Haifa; and The Hastening of The End at the Khan Theatre in Jerusalem. His play The Murder of Isaac was first produced at Heilbron Theatre in Germany, Centerstage Theatre in Baltimore, and at Tel Aviv University Theatre; Benedictus first produced by Golden Thread Theatre in San Francisaco; In the Dark by Chingari Theatre in Delhi (2011); Paulus by Silk Road Rising Theater in Chicago; and The Admission at Theater J in Washington DC, which has produced five other works of his since 1998. Screenplays for produced Israeli films include Loves in Betania; The Kastner Trial; Bus Number 300; Egoz; 12 episodes of the TV drama series The Institute; A Battle in Jerusalem; The Silence of the Sirens; Altalena; Spring 1941; and Kapo in Jerusaelm. He is recipient of the Best Play Award (1985) and the Israeli Motion Picture Academy Award for Best TV Drama in 1995 and in 2004. He won the Prime Minister’s of Israel Award for his creative work (1994) and the Landau Prize for the Performing Arts (2014). He is author of the books According To Chekhov (2011) and The Playwright's Purpose (2015), both available in English. He has taught playwriting at Duke University, Knox College, and was a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. After The War, his latest work, was workshopped at Seminar Hakibbutzim and Habima Theatre this past spring, and will receive its world premiere staging at Mosaic Theater Company of DC in March, 2016.