Jonathan Ben Haim | the Train Theater

Jonathan Ben Haim

Jonathan was born in Meknes, Morocco.

He immigrated to Israel in 1967 with "Ichud Habonim" youth movement.

He studied social anthropology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

A co-founder of the Jerusalem based "Kav" group, the first production of which was Escorial by Michel de Ghelderode. In 1973, the group created a show based on scenes from classic Greek tragedies, in the backdrop of the Yom Kippur War. In the following years, the group created Color Story – a children's show, Quenzy – a puppet show for adults, Midnight Sun,  Triphon the Giant and Punch & Judy.

The group also created a series of story shows for children, incorporating drama and object theater: The Smell of Home Cooking, The King and the Moon, Simple People. Over the years the group gradually shifted from drama to interdisciplinary theater.

In 1981, "Kav" group took part in the foundation of the Train Theater in Jerusalem, alongside 'Hakufsa Theater' and 'Mishmash Theater'.

Some of the shows Jonathan has created for the Train Theater include: Why?! Hat, The Black Bean Story (in Arabic), The King and the Moon, Rozale and Feivele's Wagon, Pinocchio and the Music Box Stories, Who's Afraid of the Boogey Man?, The Best Collection Ever and Petrushka.


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