A tribute to our beloved friend and playwright, Gilad Evron (1955 - 2016). The evening will commemorate the work of this great artist with selected scenes from three of his plays read by members of the cast of Israeli Stage's Ulysses on Bottles; Ken Cheeseman*, Jeremiah Kissel*, Will Lyman* and Karen MacDonald*. Remarks will be made by Producing Aristic Director of Israeli Stage Guy Ben-Aharon, Emerson College Dean of the Institute of Liberal Arts Amy Ansell, Ambassador Council Member Bruce Steiner, and Ulysses on Bottles Sound Designer Dave Remedios.
GILAD EVRON was an Israeli playwright, screenwriter and author. During 1976-1979 Evron studied Visual Arts at Betzalel Academy in Jerusalem. Evron's first script, Bread was produced by the Israeli television in 1985 and won the "Prix Italia" international award (1986) for best fictional television drama in Europe. Evron continued to write for Israeli television and cinema, but turned also to the theater. His first play, Rain, was brought to the stage in 1988. Since then, Evron's plays have been presented at Israel's major theaters and theater festivals, winning recognition and several awards; most notably for Jehu (1993) and Ulysses on Bottles (2012) as the "Best Original Play of the Year", and The Prime Minister's Award to Hebrew Author (in 1997). Between the years 1996-1998, Evron was the playwright in residence of Israel's National Theater, Habima. Evron's plays have been staged in France (2009) Germany (2012) and Austria (2014). In 2003 Evron published his first book, Mareh Makon (Other Places), a collection of short stories. "The Falcon," one of the stories in the book, was published in the British literary magazine Granata (2005). In 2009 Six Plays, a collection of Evron's plays, was published by Tel-Aviv University.
Israeli Stage: a staged reading as well as the North American Premiere of Ulysses on Bottles; Gilad was Israeli Stage’s second playwright-in-residence (March – April, 2015).
Gilad passed of a heart attack, leaving behind his loving family; his wife Nurit, and their three children, Nimrod, Omri and Noa. May his memory be a blessing.