Theatre Director, and a senior teacher at Sapir College. Founder and head of the Animation department in Sapir College. Teaches courses of Acting for animators, scriptwriting for animation, and leads international workshops of animation in the footsteps of authors.
Graduated with distinction from the school of visual theatre, Israel. MA in computer animation from Bournemouth University UK.
Founded "The Gertrude Theatre", which works mix puppets with living actors. The Theatre's productions participated in many international festivals and won the first Prize for "The Gertrude Show" in Cannes theatre festival, France, and in Valencia Theatre Festival, Spain.
* Links of Theatre and Animation Language. Creating A stage syntax to combine pupptry and screenings of animation. My current project in this field is based on short stories by the Author Yosl Birstein, with art concept which derives from Yosl Bergner pictures.
* The Tooth Fairy - an animation film , based on a script I wrote. In production.
2005 : The Art and Culture Council by the Lottery Enterprise of Israel
Prize: A production budget for the animation movie “The Tooth Fairy”, written by me and Revital Arieli.
Commendation: For the script of “Soup”.
2004: The Art and Culture Council by the Lottery Enterprise of Israel
Prize: Script development prize for “Hope Walkers” – a theater play for live actors and puppets
2000 - 2002: The Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Financial support for shows in festivals abroad, and for documenting our work
1999: The Valencia Theater Festival, Spain First Prize
1999 :The Israeli Season in Paris, France
1998 : The Cannes Theater Festival, France
1992: America-Israel Fund
An Excelling scholarship
Critics on my work
“Astonishing and highly original, with lots of humor. Revital Ariely creates wonderful puppets, full of human-like expressions. Yael Inbar manipulates them with great sensitivity and expressiveness. The result is an extraordinary performance.” (MAARIV, Tel-Aviv 1997)
“The story is very amusing and touching at the same time. …The manipulations are extremely original and dynamic…You are being lead from the grotesque via a violent trance to the absurd and cynical humor…The work goes very far in object-puppeteer relationship, It is a true dance of the soul.” (LE SOLEIL, Quebec, Canada 2006)
“ Yael Inbar and Revital Ariely are a combination of two huge tallents. The two, using their bodys, voices and astonishing puppets they created, bring up a compact and wise show about big misfortunes of little people.” ( Ha’ir’ Tel- Aviv 1996)
“The performance of Yael and Revital swept the public….the magic increases with the arrival of Gertrude… the human-puppet fusion goes very far, a unique momment where the spectator experiences an entire range of emotions. Undoubtedly, one of the strongest performances of the Festival.” (L'Ardennais, France 1998)
"Le charme a exulté avec l'arrivée de Gertrude, une marionnette cul-de-jatte qui s'approprie les jambes de sa manipulatrice. La fusion va très loin. Grand moment où le spectateur passe par toutes les émotions. Incontestablement,un des coups de coeur de ce festival." (L'Ardennais, France 1998)
“The Delusions with which Inbar and Ariely play, are especially remrkable, as they rely on little use of props , and lots of imagination. Their say is clear, they do not lack humor, they are gifted with accurate stage perception, so that the public receives an an intense portion of delight.” (Davar, Tel-Aviv 1995)
“Inbar anchored a dazzling, moving tour de force of the puppetry arts. Ariely's charming asides and crisp commentaries added humor to the sometimes dark, always pithy script. Together, they were brilliant.” (The American Puppetry Journal USA 1999)
"Rich visual scenes... You are trapped by infinite pleasure" Schwerin Zeitung (Germany 1995)
“The Gertrude Show” A Theater performance that combines puppets and live actors. Created by me, Yael Inbar, and Revital Ariely.
The Show toured internationally for eleven years, Participating in the most significant Theatre Festivals and Theatre Seasons in Europe, the USA, Brazil and Canada.
“Loot” – A Theater performance for puppets and live actors by Yael Inbar and Revital Ariely, created for the Cadance Festival, Haag, Holland. The performance participated in Festivals In Europe, winning "Best creative actor prize" for Duda Paiva, who played the main role in the Show.
“Cabaret Levin”- An adaptation to puppets and actors – Monologs by Chanoch Levin, performed by students from Shenkar Academy and Tel-Aviv University.
“Play Without words” by Beckett - a performance for a living actor and a puppet.Performed in the International Festival of Puppet Theaters, Jerusalem
"Yes to the Bird" – A TV Series, Educational TV, Israel
Role: I created a piece with puppets for the program, about "Ambiguity"
“Elephants Don’t Dance Ballet” – A Dance- Theatre- performance for children produced by Orna Porat Theater for Children and Youth
Role: Directing the performance along with the choreographer Ofra Levi.
A Conductor's Story (Sipur Menatseach) – A TV series about Classical music masterpieces.
Role: I directed a piece with puppets , in the chapter dedicated to "Petruchka" by Stravinsky.
"Land of Shame" A Theatre Performance By "Nozar" Theatre.
Role: I Directed an Act in the Show that combined an Actor manipulating a puppet.
“Lizistrata” – A theater performance directed by Edna Mazia, The Camery Theater, Tel Aviv.
Role: Directing a puppet piece for the show