Niv Elbaz

Niv Elbaz

Niv Elbaz is a writer and a third culture kid who was born in Israel but was raised in Thailand. Niv received a BA in Playwriting from Columbia College Chicago, where a wide selection of his work was produced. His significant work includes his play The Waiter of Le Majestique (2018) which was chosen as one of two playwriting senior showcase shows at Columbia College and his play Lightning (2018) which was...
Niv Elbaz is a writer and a third culture kid who was born in Israel but was raised in Thailand. Niv received a BA in Playwriting from Columbia College Chicago, where a wide selection of his work was produced. His significant work includes his play The Waiter of Le Majestique (2018) which was chosen as one of two playwriting senior showcase shows at Columbia College and his play Lightning (2018) which was performed at Victory Gardens Theater. Most recently his play Delilah (2020) was one of the five winning plays that took part in Panndora Productions "Panndora's Box 14th Annual New Works Festival" and his play The Blues in Your Whites (2020) was a shortlisted finalist in Screencraft's Stage Play Writing Competition.

Niv is currently studying to receive his MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage at Northwestern University (Class of 2021). Finally, he enjoys cycling, gaming, and eating international food in no particular order.

Plays

  • The Blues in Your Whites
    A young boy with a debilitating bone condition shows the bullies of the world and his
    overprotective mother that he can surpass his limitations when he secretly takes up high jumping.
  • Delilah
    After creating Beast, Sam; a graphic novelist with epic popularity, struggles to find his next big hit. He is pushed by Laraine; a publishing agent of Dark Horse Comics to break out of his comfort zone, while his seemingly optimistic best friend; Roland pushes him to get out of his head and live his life. Enter Delilah. She is a mystery, captured in only small fragments over the internet. She pushes Sam in ways...
    After creating Beast, Sam; a graphic novelist with epic popularity, struggles to find his next big hit. He is pushed by Laraine; a publishing agent of Dark Horse Comics to break out of his comfort zone, while his seemingly optimistic best friend; Roland pushes him to get out of his head and live his life. Enter Delilah. She is a mystery, captured in only small fragments over the internet. She pushes Sam in ways the others can't. Finding solace in each other's company makes them feel slightly less alone in the worlds they've created for themselves. The story quickly progresses, all the while Sam feels like his life is spiraling out of his control, when inspiration takes control of the characters and leads them all down paths they could have never expected.
  • The Waiter of Le Majestique
    Inside the most critically acclaimed French restaurant, everything is held to the highest quality possible. Amongst the most skilled restaurateurs in the business and outrageously important guests, an unexpectedly new waiter is put to the test. Through crisp comedy and hilarious archetypes, we gain an insight into the true implications and limitations the concept of class puts on our society.
  • Lightning
    A tale about a couple who navigate through the question: "When does ignorance become racism?"