Itzik Giuli

Itzik Giuli, Dramaturg and Co-Artistic Director. Giuli has been Godder’s collaborator since she began making work in 1997 and has had a major role in the definition of her work and practice. In 2014 he was chosen to be the Artistic Director of the Israel Festival - Israel’s most prestigious and prominent performing arts festival, currently in its 55th year. In addition Giuli is Artistic Director of the Curtain Up Festival - Israel’s leading festival for independent dance makers. Giuli is a graduate of the Telma Yelin High School for the Arts. He continued his studies in New York at Circle in the Square and the Neighborhood Playhouse. Since his return to Israel, in 1997, he worked as an actor in various theatres, as well as in different TV and film productions. His first full-length play Sometimes Elephants Pass Here won the Best Play Award at the 2000 Acco Fringe Theater Festival. In 2004 he directed his second full-length play Birth Marks at the Tmuna Theater in Tel Aviv. In 2005 Giuli founded Search Engine Theater Group and Contemporary Center for the Performing Arts in Jaffa, producing the prominent theater makers: Hoki-Poki by Eyal Weizer, Sample People by Nava Frenkel and No Matter by Adina Bar-On.