Mar 23, 2017
Apr 9, 2017

Benghazi Bergen-Belsen

Written and Conceived by Lahav Timor
Based on the novel by Yossi Sucary
Directed by Michal Gamily
Translated by Inbal Timor
A No Visa Production
Theater | World Premiere

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Benghazi Bergen-Belsen is an original play based on the novel of the same name by Yossi Sucary. Tracing the story of the holocaust of the Jews of Libya, the play gives voice to a larger cultural narrative that is conspicuously absent from prevalent stories of the Jewish holocaust. By citing the marginalized racial politics of the holocaust, the show urges a reconsidering of both historical and contemporary religious, cultural, and racial oppression and violence. Underscoring the contemporary urgency of the story, the play features both historical and present-day images of New York, Europe, Syria, Africa, and the Middle East.


Lily Leah Azrielant

Mohammad Bakri

Veracity Butcher

Michal Gamily

Ayelet Kaznelson

Giacomo Rocchini

Mouna  R’miki

Vincent Santvoord

Production Team

Music Composed by: Avi Bellei

Light Designer : Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)

Set Designer: Gian Marco Lo Forte

Choreographer: Maya Bitan

Costume Designer: Angela Wendt

Technical Direction: Eyal Peleg

Stage Manager:Karen Oughtred

Production Assistant: Maya Bitan

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Special Event

Benghazi Bergen-Belsen Talkbacks

Friday, March 24th

with Benghazi Bergen-Belsen Author Yossi Sucary

Yossi Sucary is an Israeli author. Yossi writes in a universal perspective about issues of identity and place. His books deal with meta physical questions, as well as with socio-political question of Oriental Jews in Israel and world-wide. Yossi has received a number of exclusive literature prizes for his work: the Brenner Prize for Hebrew Literature, the Prime Minister Prize for Hebrew Literature, and the Washington Israeli Institute Prize.

Yossi’s books are taught at many universities in Israel. His latest book, “From Benghazi to Bergen-Belsen,” tells the story of the Holocaust of Oriental Jewry and was chosen by the Ministry of Education to be part of the Holocaust curriculum for high school students in Israel.

Yossi is a philosophy teacher focusing on analytical and continental philosophy of the 20th century.

Sunday, March 26th

Moderated by Alisa Solomon

Alisa Solomon teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she directs the Arts & Culture concentration in the MA program. A theater critic and general reporter for the Village Voice from 1983 to 2004, she has also contributed to The New York Times, The Nation,, Tablet, The Forward,,, American Theater, TDR – The Drama Review, and other publications. Her first book, Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theater and Gender, won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism.