Howard Rypp
born in Winnipeg, graduated from York University, Toronto and later immigrated to Israel in 1983. He has directed over 60 professional productions in English, Hebrew and Yiddish in Israel and abroad. His production of Gabriel Emanuel's "Einstein" which he originally directed in Hebrew at the Habimah National Theatre was re-mounted in English and toured North America last year including a run at the off-Broadway's La Mama Etc. .His translation of many Israeli plays and movies into English have been seen throughout the world. He also produced and translated Yossi and Shai's previous work "It Sounds Better in Amharic" He has lectured on Jewish Theatre and taught acting at the University of Tel Aviv as well as Acting for the screen at Sha'ar Ha Negev College. He recently returned to his first love-acting. As well as performing in feature films and television he presented his one man play "Gimpel the Fool" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and it will tour Canada the US and Europe in late summer.

Shai Ben Attar

Yossi Vassa
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