Stav Palti-Negev

Stav Palti-Negev

STAV PALTI NEGEV (She/ her/ hers) is an Israeli writer and playwright. Her play “Salim Salim,” received the Best Play award at the 2014 Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theatre and ran for two years at Tmuna Theater in Tel-Aviv, 2015 – 2017. In 2021 it won The Woodward International Playwriting Prize and it will receive its English language premiere as part of the UNH Theatre and Dance’s 2021/22 season. Her...
STAV PALTI NEGEV (She/ her/ hers) is an Israeli writer and playwright. Her play “Salim Salim,” received the Best Play award at the 2014 Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theatre and ran for two years at Tmuna Theater in Tel-Aviv, 2015 – 2017. In 2021 it won The Woodward International Playwriting Prize and it will receive its English language premiere as part of the UNH Theatre and Dance’s 2021/22 season. Her play “Elsewhere: a play for an audience of one” premiered at the Acco Festival in October 2016, in 2018 Stav developed a virtual reality (VR) adaption of the play in collaboration with The Public Theater, and in 2019 it received a second adaption as an audio play. Stav’s work has been developed in the United States through Atlantic Theater Company, The Public Theater, MacDowell, The Lark, The Flea Theater, New York Live Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Orchard Project, and The 14th Street Y, among others. Her plays have received productions with the Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theatre, Tmuna Theater (Tel-Aviv), and Nazareth Theater. Stav is a 2017 alumna of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, a 2015/2017 HaPais Council for the Arts Artist award recipient, a 2016/2019 Asylum Arts development award recipient, and a member of the Middle Eastern American Writers Lab at The Lark in New York City. She is currently working on a script for a new Polish-Israeli film co-production and on a new play about her personal immigration story. Stav holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A. in Theater Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Plays

  • The Consulate
    Clerk #2 is a passionate young woman who dreams of becoming a diplomat in the US. Beginning as a low-ranking clerk in her homeland’s consulate, Clerk #2’s hopes of rising in the foreign service are challenged by the office’s all-male leadership club that prevents women from climbing the diplomatic ladder. Clerk #2 pushes back against this systemic injustice, seeking comradery among the other women at the office...
    Clerk #2 is a passionate young woman who dreams of becoming a diplomat in the US. Beginning as a low-ranking clerk in her homeland’s consulate, Clerk #2’s hopes of rising in the foreign service are challenged by the office’s all-male leadership club that prevents women from climbing the diplomatic ladder. Clerk #2 pushes back against this systemic injustice, seeking comradery among the other women at the office, but every step she takes in the direction of her dream makes her superiors more and more hostile. Told through a series of musical vignettes each scene of the play ends in a cabaret song, giving characters a “close-up” in front of the audience.
  • Elsewhere: a play for an audience of one
    ELSEWHERE tells stories of refugees from different times and places; a Syrian refugee, a Sudanese refugee, a Venezuelan refugee and more. The play is meant to be experienced in a one on one setting; each audience member meets each of the refugees for an intimate 7 minutes encounter.
    A voice guides audience members on their journey through the stories. Each viewer will experience the play in a different...
    ELSEWHERE tells stories of refugees from different times and places; a Syrian refugee, a Sudanese refugee, a Venezuelan refugee and more. The play is meant to be experienced in a one on one setting; each audience member meets each of the refugees for an intimate 7 minutes encounter.
    A voice guides audience members on their journey through the stories. Each viewer will experience the play in a different order until the group is reunited at the end of the cycle.
  • Salim Salim
    When Palestinian Salim Abyad is released from an Israeli prison, the Israeli authorities mistakenly bring him to the Gaza border crossing while his family awaits his return on the other side of the country, in the West Bank. Salim knows that if he enters Gaza, he might never see them again. Stranded on the border, Salim has to find a solution before the Israeli soldiers make a choice for him.