TOVAH FELDSHUH (Director) Starred on Broadway as Irena Gut Opdyke in Irena’s Vow, for which she received the BroadwayWorld.com Theatre Fans’ Choice Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play. Other work on the New York stage ranges from Yentl to Saravá! to Lend Me a Tenor, Tovah Feldshuh has earned four Tony nominations for Best Actress and won four Drama Desk Awards (including one for Golda’s Balcony), four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Obie, the Theatre World Award and the 2003 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress (Golda’s Balcony). Some of her other New York credits include the title roles in the Roundabout Theatre’s She Stoops to Conquer and Mistress of the Inn; BAM’s Three Sisters with Rosemary Harris and Ellen Burstyn; the long-running hit The Vagina Monologues; and roles on Broadway in Cyrano (with Christopher Plummer), Rodgers and Hart and Dreyfus in Rehearsal.
NAOMI RAGEN (Playwright) Was born in Brooklyn, New York and has lived in Jerusalem for the past 40 years. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in English and a concentration in writing, and 1976 received her Master’s Degree in English from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A successful freelance writer, she wrote numerous articles published in Hadassah Magazine, The Jewish Chronicle, The Jerusalem Post, and many other publications.In 1988 her first full-length novel, Jephte’s Daughter was published and became an international bestseller, which was listed as one of the 100 most important Jewish books of all time. Her subsequent novel, Sotah, spent 92 weeks on Israel’s bestseller list, and Ragen was voted one of the three most popular authors in Israel.