Improvisational theater in which the actors preform
on the spot stories that the audience shares.
The Yanshufim ensemble is a playback improvisational theater troupe. During the performance actors listen to real life stories shared by the audience and perform an impromptu interpretation.
Each story is presented in a unique and creative form, finding the universal in the personal while staying respectful to the story’s narrative.
The Yanshufim ensemble members are Israelis that live and work in the bay-area. While they have diverse backgrounds, they share experience in theater, improvisation and playback, and are involved in the local community.
Neta Lachish, the founder of the ensemble, is a professional playback theater actress. She was one of the founders of “Kartoshkes” ensemble in Israel, and has vast experience in conducting playback events for communities and organizations.
|Addison-Penzak JCC Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos||8 PM||2019-04-03||open playback|
|Palo Alto||8 PM||2019-03-03||private event|
|Oshman Family JCC - Arrillaga Family Pavilion, First Floor,||8 PM||2019-02-03||Beged Kefet playback event|
|Oshman Family JCC - Arrillaga Family Pavilion, First Floor,||8 PM||2018-12-16||open playback|
|PJCC - Foster city 800 Foster City BLV||8 PM||2018-08-24||open playback|
|PJCC - Foster city 800 Foster City BLV||8 PM||2018-06-29||open playback|
|PJCC - Foster city 800 Foster City BLV||8 PM||2018-06-22||open playback|
|15254 Clydelle Ave, San Jose, CA 95124||9 PM||2018-06-09||open playback|
"Within minutes the actors took on different roles, and the story materialized into a play... moments of life became before my amazed eyes something magical"
"Four actors brought up the story of our first through different monologues and converted it into a series of images that reflected my life story in a personal and meaningful way, while making it an artistic, aesthetic and universal experience.
Needless to say, I was amazed. "
The Yanshufim - Silicon Valley's playback ensenble
translated from "BaInyanim: the Israeli community site in Silicon Valley"
24 August 2018