“The border is a hopeful place as it has the potential for connection. It is at the border where two countries, two cultures and two people can come together. Where there is coming together, there is hope.” 

(Nimrod Danishman, Playwright)

“Looking for now?”

What divides or connect two people who meet online? The virtual fantasy, the distance, the foreignness, the border?

Boaz and George meet on Grindr. They are attracted to one another instantly and want to meet in person, but something prevents them from doing so. One lives in Israel, the other- in Lebanon. Is it just the physical border that keeps them apart? Would their virtual relationship survive in the real world?

“Must see”

“vital play outside of our immediate comfort zone”

“Pure magic of real people”

   

An unprecedented production of BORDERS as on of its kind Digital Theatre performed live by the actors in their homes.

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Upcoming Performances

7/3/2020 at 3pm ET
(Queerly Festival)

Upcoming Performances

7/3/2020 at 3pm ET
(Queerly Festival)

Who's Who

Nimrod Danishman (Playwright) is a theater director, playwright and teacher in Tel Aviv, Israel. After graduating with honors from the School of Performing Arts of Kibbutzim College, Nimrod wrote and directed the cabaret “Lema’an Ha’emet” (“To be honest”), co-directed the play “Yoter Mize Anachnu Lo” (“We’re no more than that”) by Gal Chapsky at Tzavta Theater together with Rom Reznik, and directed “Isha Le’Isha” (“From a woman to a woman”) by Roey Maliach Reshef at Playwrights Project. Nimrod is passionate about connecting people through Theatre. He teaches theater in high schools in Tel Aviv and Haifa and runs theatre workshops around the country. “Borders” (in heb. הגדר) is his first play, currently also performing at Tzavta theater in Tel Aviv.
Michael R. Piazza (Director) is a director, actor and theater educator based in New York City. Directing: the East Coast premiere of Marja-Lewis Ryan’s award winning play One in the Chamber in Washington DC, Brunch in Babel at the New York Theater Festival, and Romeo and Juliet, The Lottery and The Fall of the City (also adaptor) for the Atlantic Acting School.  Acting: Tales from the Rabbit Hole, The Book of Esther (Joust Theater Co.) Empire Travel Agency (Woodshed Collective), Romeo and Juliet (Northwest Passage), The Tenant (Woodshed Collective), The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (Atlantic Theater), and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Pipeline Theater Co.). Michael is a teaching artist with multiple organizations serving all five boroughs, was an adjunct professor at The College of Mount Saint Vincent, and was a faculty member for ten years at the Atlantic Acting School.  Michael graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Eli M Schoenfeld (BOAZ) is a multidisciplinary American-Israeli award-winning actor, singer, and performance-maker. A graduate of both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Nissan Nativ Acting Studio, his work has been seen on television, film, and in various live performance settings in Israel, the UK and Europe, and the US. For more info, visit www.elischoenfeld.com.
Adrian Rifat (GEORGE) is a Cuban- American actor of Lebanese decent, who’s very excited to jump back onstage with this moving project! Most recent credits include a mainstay with Ragtag Theatre Company, and a guest actor for the School of Visual Arts. Other credits include HAIR(Arizona Broadway Theatre), Seussical and Marry Me A Little(The Gallery Players). LET’S PLAY! Adrianrifat.com
Ron Orlovsky (Assistant Director & Stream Technician) is an Israeli actor, singer and director. Ron had the privilege to perform repertory theater and also numerous original works in NYC. Favorite original works: The Nose- The Musical, Tales of an Imaginary Bird, Memory of a Smile, etc. Favorite Repertory Theater: Three Sisters, Ragtime, Company, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Into the Woods and more. Ron aspires to bring light to the similarities we all have, and celebrate the differences, through looking deep into different cultures that are filling this colorful city.
Joanne Au  (Production/ Stage Manager) is an international Dancer and Stage Manager. She toured with Yip’s Children’s Choir as a performer in South Africa and Brazil at the age of 11. She took part in the Guinness World Records: “The Largest Drum Ensemble” in 2007, at the Hong Kong Coliseum as a performer. She studied Drama and Environmental Studies at New York University. Afterwards, she continues her performing arts journey as a stage manager with various theatre companies such as Meta-Phys Ed., Bated Breath Theatre Company, and Dirty Laundry Theatre.
Maera Daniel Hagage (Producer) is a NYC-based actress, writer, artistic-director and a customer success manager. Texas-born and Israeli-raised, Maera lived in Germany and Egypt and travelled the world, before finding home in NYC. Her journey provided her with various opportunities to explore foreign views of Israel and other cultures, led her to pursue studies and career of storytelling with a great passion to bring people together through art.

BORDERS is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC