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The Seagull

Tmuna Theatre, Israel

A visual adaptation to Anton Chekhov

Adaptation & Director: Ira Avneri

Translation: Prof. Harai Golomb

Light Design & Projections: Yaron Abulafia

Set & Costume Design: Dina Konson

Sound Design: Ehud Weisbord


Benny Eldar – Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplyov

Dudu Niv – Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin

Shiri Golan – Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina

Avi Oria – Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin

Yoram Yosephsberg – Dr. Yevgeny Sergeyevich Dorn

Gaia Shalita Katz – Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya

Michal Weinberg – Masha

Photos by © Yaron Abulafia & © Gadi Dagon

World premiere at Tmuna theatre, Tel-Aviv - May 2013

Theatre & Opera

"There is lighting design, rich and sophisticated, that gives a context for all that happens on the stage and amplifies its emotional effect. The lighting design seems to be ‘improvised’ at first sight, creates an accumulative experience. These are the performers and not the lighting technician who re-position the theatre lamps. The performers are responsible on the colour changes that illuminate the stage. It is imagined to be an improvisation but it is thoroughly considered up till the very last detail."
(Review by Merav Yudelevich, published in Y-Net Israel’s leading news website)

"Yaron Abulafia’s lighting evolved into a crucial scenographic element, being operated by the performers and leading spectators towards the wildest realms of imagination in the scene of the play within the play in the first act."
(Review by Dvora Shapira Namir)