INSTED-ISRAEL is an international lab, designed to bring young theater directors from around the world, to a week-long experience of research, art and discourse in Israel. The lab first took place in 2012 as a sub-program of INSTED AMSTERDAM, and since then has been operating every other year, in collaboration with BTI – The Israeli Theater-Directors Union.  The next lab will be held in July 2018.
The program is managed by Avivit Shaked, theater director with experience in production, graduated from the directing track in the Theater Department at the Tel-Aviv University (MFA), and Elat Hagage, Actress, and producer, Graduated 3-year conservatory at Moshe Vapnik Acting Studio, and a Summer Conservatory in Stella Adler Acting Studio New-York.
The program collaborates with the Cameri Theater, Masie Theater Center in Jerusalem, the Israeli Theater Institute, the Jerusalem theater, EVE- The Independent Theater Artists Union, the Itim Theater Ensemble and other organizations.
INSTED-ISRAEL gathers directors for an intense week of creative panels, professional discussions, workshops, theater performances, showcases of creative processes, trips in Israel and more.
INSTED-ISRAEL is also a chance to promote Israeli theater around the world, and to encourage artistic collaborations between Israeli artists and the forum participants. The first lab had participants from Germany, Croatia, Holland, Swiss and Mexico. Following the enthusiastic responses to the lab, we doubled the number of participants in the lab of 2014, and since then we are constantly working to enrich and grow more each Lab.

What is bety?

Bety, the Israeli Directors Union, is a professional union serving directors of theater from the entire spectrum of Israeli creativity, including Repertory  Theater, Fringe Theater, Children’s Theater, Visual Theater and  Community Theater.  Bety engaged to a mission to provide ongoing, uncompromising treatment ans support in the following areas:  protecting the Democratic nature of Israel’s cultural space; protecting directors’ rights in the workplace;  developing and promoting initiatives for the community of directors in Israel;  contractual work opposite Repertory, Frings and Children’s theaters; and improving and updating regulations for the support of theater.  This last includes working with the Ministry of Culture, with the sectors of the Community Theater Directors, Assistant Directors, and directors in acting schools;  improving working conditions for directors, branding the director’s profession, and representing directors as a public in influential forums, while leading a forum of theater directors in Israel.
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