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Education and Degrees

 

University of California Santa Cruz UCSC. Theater Arts Department. U.S.A.

1989 and 1991 

 Specialization: Indonesian (Sundanese) Puppet Theater( Wayang Golek) and Gamelan Music. Advisors: Prof. Kathy Foley and Pak Undang Sumarna.

Degree: Post-Graduate Certificate in Theater Arts.

 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Faculty of Life Sciences. Department of Zoology, Israel.

1980-1988

Pre-doctoral and doctoral studies.

Thesis: The Blood –Testis-Barrier in Selected Animal Groups. A Study along Phylogenesis. Advisor: Prof. Mordechai Abraham.

Degree: Doctor in Philosophy ( Ph.D.)

 

The School for Visual Theater. Jerusalem, Israel.

1986-1987

Graduate degree: Specialization in Design and Puppet Theater.

 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Faculty of Anatomy, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem,

 1986

Population Genetics and Physical Anthropology.  Supervisor: Prof. Patricia Smith.

 

The National University of Buenos Aires. Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences. 

 Department of Biology, Argentina.

1970- 1976

Degree: "Licenciatura" in Biology.

 

St. Peter's School.

1964-1969 

Bilingual High School. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduation:" Bachillerato" 1969 and the Cambridge University of England International Examinations. 1966-1969.Advanced Level General Certificate of Education .GCE "A" levels in: French Literature, Spanish  Literature, English Literature and Art. St. Peter's School. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

 

Professional training in Theater and Plastic Arts

 

Commedia dell’Arte.

2012

 Workshop directed by Sara Brown Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Theater and Dance of University of Memphis, USA. At the Department of Theater at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

 

Solo Performance Development.

2011

Workshop directed by Sara Brown Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Theater and Dance of University of Memphis, USA. At the Department of Theater at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

 

The Actor and the Object.

2010

Workshop directed by Belgian puppeteer Agnes Limbos director of "Gare Centrale Theater ".At The Train Theater, Jerusalem.

 

Object Theater.

2009

Workshop directed by Belgian puppeteer Agnes Limbos director of "Gare Centrale Theater". At The Train Theater, Jerusalem.

 

Hand Puppetry.

2007

Master Class directed by Neville Tranter ("Stuffed Puppet Theater", Holland). At the Train Theater, Jerusalem. 

 

Shadow Theater.

1994

Workshop directed by the French Shadow Theater company "Augustin and Amoros". At The Sherover Theater, Jerusalem.

 

Cabaret Puppet Theater.

1993

Workshop directed by Joseph Krofta, director of the Czeck "Drak Puppet Theater". At The Bama Theater, Jerusalem.

 

Rod Puppetry.

1986

The Train Theater, Jerusalem. Workshop directed by Eric Bass director of "Sandglass Theater" from USA. At The Train Theater, Jerusalem.

 

Movement for Actors.

1984-1985

Workshop directed by Fa Chu. At The Train Theater, Jerusalem.

 

Puppet Theater.

1982

Workshop directed by Rachel Berkman. At Ot Ha Iotser, Jerusalem, Israel. 

 

Masks and Pantomime.

1982

Workshop directed by French mime Paul Stein and mask- maker Danielle Stein. At The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

 

Plastic Arts.

1970-1975

 Painting and Drawing with Argentine artists Cristina Santander, Noe Nojechowitz and Ceferino Rivero. At the artists' studios in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

 

Shadow Theater "Transparencias.

1967-1970

Directed by Arq. Beppi Kraus and  musical director Guillermo Graetzer. At the Collegium Musicum of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Director , Playwright, Designer, and Performer of Visual 

and Puppet Theater

ON THE THEATER OF THE MARIONETTES 2016

 Inspired in the essay by Heinrich von Kleist and my own biography. Text, Design, Direction and Performance by Patricia O'Donovan. Stage construction and puppets by Mario Keizman. Music by Ittay Binnun. Dramaturgy by Yael Citron.

A production of AMBULO company with the support of the Lottery Agency for the Arts and Culture.

Festivals: 

  • Israel :The Jerusalem Festival of the Arts, Jerusalem. March 2017

NEO-BENSHI 2016

A performance for storyteller and silent animation in the Japanese tradition. Benshi ( Storyteller/ Actress): Patricia O'Donovan.

Silent Animation " Based on a True Story" : Grisha Bluger. BARBUR Art Gallery

THE CELLIST 2015

A Shadow Peep Show for one viewer inspired in the life of Catalan cellist Pablo Casals. Artwork by Patricia O'Donovan. Peep Show Theater Box by Mario Keizman. Music by Pablo Casals. Produced by AMBULO company.

Festivals: 

  • Israel : The International Festival of Puppet Theater. August 2016. Outdoor free public show.

OSNAT FROM ETHIOPIA 2014

A Theater-Literature Encounter for schoolchildren with Israeli author Dorit Orgad. Performance and Puppetry: Patricia O'Donovan. Reading from her book " The Day of the Grasshopper and Other Days" : Dorit Orgad. 

THE BOY FROM SEVILLE 2013

A Theater-Literature Encounter for schoolchildren with Israeli author Dorit Orgad. Performance and Puppetry: Patricia O'Donovan. Reading from her book " The Boy from Seville" Dorit Orgad. 

MONSTER IN JERUSALEM 2012

A Shadow Theater show about the public sculptures in Jerusalem that come to life in a child's dream. Directed, written and designed by Patricia O'Donovan. Shadow Puppets by Patricia O'Donovan. Music by Itai Binun, Light Design by Uri Rubinstein. Performed by Nir Landa, Gadi Weissbart, Katia and Andrei Urbakh.  Produced by the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem for the museum auditorium in the framework of the exhibit on shadows.

THE EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE. 2011 

 A Picture Shadow Show based on the story by Heinrich von Kleist. Paper cutouts  illuminated from behind

with a lamp create 14 visual shadow tableaux for the story narrated and enacted by Patricia O'Donovan. 

Artwork and performance by Patricia O'Donovan. Light box by Mario Keizman. Produced by AMBULO company.

Festivals: 

  • Israel:  OFF International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2014

  • Israel: BATIM Festival. Jerusalem Season of Culture. July 2012

  • Israel:  International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2011

 

HOW TO COOK A SHOW. 2011

A biographical trip into the events that inspired my work. For children. The Train Theater of Jerusalem.

 

Festivals: 

  • Israel:  International Festival of Puppet Theater Public Works, Jerusalem. August 2011

 

AMANILI SINGS. 2008

An ancient Mesopotamian lullaby in Shadow Theater. Directed, written, performed , designed and built by Patricia O'Donovan. Music by Yarden Erez. For ages 6 and above. The Train Theater, Jerusalem.

 

Festivals:

  • Israel:  International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem, August  2010

  • Israel:  International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2009

  • Israel: Haifa International Festival of Children's Theater. April 2009

  • Israel:  International Festival of Puppet Theater Public Works, Jerusalem. August 2008

  • Israel: HOLON International Festival of Puppet Theater. July 2008

IT IS NOT OVER TILL THE GUN SHOOTS. 2006

Three artists' improvisation. Projected drawings: Leora Wise. Object Theater: Patricia O'Donovan. Music: Jean Claude Jones. 

Festival:

  • Israel:  International Festival of Puppet Theater Train Theater Public Works, Jerusalem. August 2006

PASSE COMPOSE (Ian's daughter) 2002

A show for actress and puppets based on the childhood memoirs of Jerusalem artist and author Hannah Yakin. The conflicts and desires of a young girl in Holland during WWII. Directed, written, performed and built by Patricia O'Donovan. Music by Jerry Garval. Light design by Dov Mielnik. For ages 8 and above. AMBULO Company/Train Theater. Jerusalem .

Festivals:

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2007

  • Holland: MEPPEL International Festival of Puppet Theater. September 2004 (in English)

  • France: MELI'MOME International Festival for Young Public, Reims. March 2003(in French) 

  • France: International Festival of Puppet Theater CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERS. September 2003 (in French) 

  • Israel:  International Festival of Puppet Theater., Jerusalem. August 2002 

  • France: MELI'MOME International Festival for Young Public, Reims. March 2002 

 

A TOUCH OF LIGHT 1994

(Nekudat Or/ Louis l'Enfant de la Nuit/ Der Lichtshtrahl). 1994-present A puppet show for actress and puppets based on the life of Louis Braille, the inventor of the alphabet for the blind. Directed, written, designed and performed by Patricia O'Donovan. Music by Rachel Yatzkan. For ages 6 and above. AMBULO Company/Train Theater, Jerusalem.

 

Festivals:

  • Germany: Festival PLAYGROUND ISRAEL, Berlin. July 2015

  • Germany: KinderKinder, Hamburg. Nov 2015

  • Canada: International Children's Festival, St. Albert. MAY 2014

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2013

  • Israel  International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2012 

  • Spain TOT International Festival of Puppet Theater, Barcelona. 2011

  • Switzerland CULTURESCAPES,  Basel and St. Gallen. November 2011

  • India. ISHARA International Festival of Puppet Theater, Mumbai and New Delhi.  February 2010

  • Israel. TEATRONETTO Festival for Children, Jaffa. April 2009

  • Belgium. Contemporary Shadow Theater Festival, Brussels. December 2009

  • Austria. Art Week for Young Public. DSCHUNGEL Theater for Young Public, Vienna. May 2008 (in English and Hebrew)

  • Israel : International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2008

  • Italy. INCANTI. International Festival of Puppet Theater, Torino. October 2006 (in Spanish) 

  • Portugal. International Festival of Marionettes and Animated Figures, Lisbon. June 2005( in Spanish) 

  • Canada: ARTAPALOOZA Arts festival for Kids and teenagers, Montreal.

       February 2004 (in French and English)

  • Brazil: International Festival of Puppet Theater , Belo Horizonte. June 2004 (in Spanish)  

  • Brazil: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Canela. June 2004 (in Spanish)

  • Israel: HOLON International Festival of Puppet Theater. July 2003

  • Israel: ZEBRA Festival of Puppet Theater, Jaffa. July 2003

  • Israel: HAIFA Children's Festival. April 2001 

  • France: MELI' MOME International Theater Festival for Children, Reims. March 2000 (in French)

  • France: XII International Puppet Theater Festival, Mirepoix-en-Ariege. August 2000 (in French)  

  • Spain: XV International Weeks of Children's Theater, Madrid. November 2000 (in French)  

  • France: International Theater Festival du Val d'Oise. November 2000  (in French)

  • France: MELI'MOME International Theater Festival for Children, Reims. March 2000(in French) 

  • France: 10th Festival of Theater for Young Public, Aix-en-Provence. October 1999 (in French)

  • Canada: Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival, Saskatoon. May 1998 (in English)  

  • Canada: LES COUPS DE THEATRE. International Rendez- Vous of Young Public's Theater, Montreal. June 1998 (in French and English)  

  • Israel: ISRAEL FESTIVAL, Jerusalem. June 1998. 

  • Canada: MILK International Children's Festival of the Arts, Toronto. May 1998 (in English)  

  • Canada: Calgary International Children's Festival, Calgary. May 1998 (in English)

  • France: International Theater Encounters, Vannes. March 1998 (in French) 

  • France: International Theater Encounters, Vannes. March 1998 (in French)  

  • Germany: AUGENGLIKmal IV German Children and Young Public Festival, Berlin. April 1997 (in German) 

  • France: International Puppet Theater Festival CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERS. September 1997 (in French) 

  • Ireland: DUBLIN Theater Festival. October 1997.(in English) 

  • Germany: KINDERFEST International Puppet Theater Festival. Hamburg, October 1997 (in German)  

  • Germany: LIRUM LARUM International Puppet Theater Festival. Freiburg, October 1997 (in German)   

  • Germany: International Puppet Theater Festival, Husum. October 1997 (in German) 

  • Israel: PHENOMENA International Festival of Performing Arts, Jerusalem. August 1996 

  • Israel: VIII International Puppet Theater Festival, Jerusalem. August, 1994

 

    Performing tours abroad: 1998- present

(Nekudat Or) After its success in Berlin in the Augenblickmal Festival for Children and Young Public which invited the best German shows of the year and one guest country which that year was Israel , the show was invited to tour extensively in Germany where it was performed in the German language. Since 1998 until the present it performs all over France having been accepted into the program of Recommended Performances by the League of Teachers for Schools. (Spectacle en recommandé) in the  French language. It has been seen by more than 150000 children in France alone, in the big cities and the smallest villages, more than 2000 shows in theaters and schools with enormous success. (See adjoined clippings). It plays at present in France also with actress Lital Tiyano. 

Besides the festivals the show is invited to participate in the regular season programs in theaters across France. 

 

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS ( Aba Taraf Namer). 2002 ( second production ) and 1989

A puppet show for actress and objects. Inspired by four stories by Eugene Ionesco. Directed, written, designed and performed by Patricia O'Donovan. Co- designer: Louise Blankvoort. Music by Yarden Erez. From 1989- 1996 with music by Alan Whinston. For ages 4-6. The Train Theater, Jerusalem

 

 Festivals:

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2007

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Holon. July 2007

  • Israel: International Children's Theater Festival, Haifa. 2007

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2006

  • Germany: International Puppet Theater Festivals, Gera and Halle. 1994 (in English)  

  • Spain: International Weeks of Children's Theater, Madrid and La Coruña. 1994 (in Spanish) 

  • Spain: XII International Puppet Theater Festival of Bilbao.1993 (in Spanish)  

  • Spain: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Zaragoza and Cadiz. 1993 (in Spanish)

  • Israel: Haifa Children's Festival. 1993 

  • Israel:  International Puppet Theater Festival, Jerusalem. August 1993

  • Portugal: IV International Festival " Marionetas Do Porto", Porto. 1992 (in     Spanish)

  • Israel:  International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 1990 

  • Italy: International Puppet Theater Festival "Arrivano del Mare". Cervia, 1990 (in Spanish) 

  • Mexico: 2nd International Festival of Puppet Theater "Ollin Yoltzli", Leon, Guanajuato and Mexico City. 1989 (in Spanish)  

 

  

                                   

HANUMAN THE MESSENGER ( Hanuman Ha Cof Ha Lavan). 1992

Traditional Indonesian ( Sundanese) puppet theater: wayang golek. From the Indian epic "The Ramayana". Puppetry teacher: Prof. Kathy Foley. Music and dance teacher: Pak Undang Sumarna. Singing teacher: Pak Nano.S. Music by the Santa Cruz Gamelan Orchestra. For ages 5-8 and another version for adults.

 

Festivals:

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2006

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2005

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 1992

 

SANGHYAN RANCHASSAN. 1990

Traditional Indonesian  (  Sundanese) puppet theater: wayang golek. From the Indian epic "The Mahabharata". Puppetry teacher: Prof. Kathy Foley. Music and dance teacher: Pak Undang Sumarna. Singing teacher: Pak Nano. S. Music by the Santa Cruz Gamelan Orchestra. For adults. Ha Bama Theater, Jerusalem.

 

BRING THE BUTTERFLIES BACK. 1995

Co-director and performer. Collective creation and performance after a workshop in Terezin with forty four puppeteers and directors, both amateur and professional from all over the world. Inspired on the history of the concentration camp, reflecting the social phenomenon of Terezin and contemporary problems of anti-Semitism, racism, intolerance etc. Supervisor: Gottfried Prasenc. Terezin, the Czech Republic. 7-17 July 

 

A CLOUDY AFFAIR (Ananim) 1987

A show for actresses, masks and puppets. A parody inspired by Aristophanes " Clouds" .Directed, written, designed and performed by Patricia O'Donovan, Louise Blankvoort and Dina Kaplan. For adults. The School for Visual Theater, Jerusalem.

 

THE FEATHER AND THE STONE ( Notsa ve Even) 1987

Open air performance by the students of the School for Visual Theater. Prop builder and Performer. Directed by Hadas Ofrat. For the general public. Opening of the Talpyot Promenade.

 

CANDIDE. 1986

A show for actresses and junk puppets. An adaptation of Voltaire's "Candide". Written, designed, directed and performed by Patricia O'Donovan and Louise Blankvoort. For adults. The School for Visual Theater, Jerusalem.

 

AN ORDINARY DAY ( Stam Iom shel Chol). 1986

A musical open air show for actresses, puppets and objects. Directed by Fa Chu. Performed by Patricia O'Donovan and Naomi Pulver. For the general public. The Train Theater. Liberty Bell Garden, Jerusalem.

Festival:

  • Israel:  International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 1986

 

THE SHOWER SHOW. ( Miklachov). 1983

Object Theater. A beauty competition for contestants from the world of the kitchen and the bathroom. Directed by Alina Ashbell. Designed by Alina Ashbell and Patricia O'Donovan. Performed by Alina Ashbell , Patricia O'Donovan and Jaime Navarro. For all ages. The Train Theater, Jerusalem.

Festival:

  • Israel:  International Festival of Puppet Theater in Jerusalem, August 1983

 

GILGAMESH. 1970

A shadow show with masked actors. Based on the Sumerian epic. Performed and designed with members of the group "Transparencies"

( Transparencias). Artistic direction: Arq. Beppi Kraus. Musical director: Guillermo Graetzer. For adults. "Collegium Musicum", Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

 

Theater in Museums

Director, Playwright, Designer, and Performer

Science-Theater, Puppet-Theater 

 

FIVE STEPS TO THE MOON. (Tluim ba Shamaim). 1991-2007 

Playwright, director, designer and performer. Science-Theater: for the exhibition on the laws of motion. A puppet show on the changing views on the Universe and the laws of motion. An imaginary encounter between a girl living today and the characters from her science book, Aristoteles, Galileo, Newton and Einstein.  At the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For the general public. 

 

THE PICNIC OF THE STARS ( Picnic me ha Sratim) 2002

Playwright, director and designer. Science-Theater: for  the exhibition on natural phenomena. A show for pantomime and open air installation. A tramp walks unknowingly into a movie set prepared for filming natural disasters. His attempts at relaxing and having a picnic become impossible as he unwittingly triggers showers, earthquakes and hurricane winds.  At the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For the general public.

 

HOW TO LIVE No.1/ THE WATERMELLON- EATER(Ojel ha Avatijim). 2000

 Playwright , director and designer. Science-Theater: for the exhibition on the laws of mechanics. A show for actor and an open air mechanical installation. A lazy genius and the enormous energy he invests to build himself mechanical contraptions that help him meet his needs with no effort. Mechanical installation designed with the

 

museum's workshop staff.  At the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For the general public. 

 

ELECTRIFIED BEN ( Leil Searot u Brakim) 1998

Playwright, director, designer and performer. Science-Theater: for the exhibition on sound. Based on the biography of Benjamin Franklin. How he came across his main ideas on the electric current. A show for actress/actor in a sound environment. Sound environment effects: Ha Keshet ha Musicali. At the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For the general public.

 

THE STARRY MESSENGER (Shaliaj ha Cojavim) 1998

Playwright, director and designer. Performed by P.O'Donovan and Adam Yakin. Science-Theater: for the exhibition on sensors. A show for actor/actress and puppets based on the NASA trip to Jupiter and Galileo's discovery of Jupiter's moons. A show for actor/actress and puppets. At the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For the general public.

 

EDISON'S INVENTION FACTORY (Mifal ha Amstaot shel Edison) 1997

Playwright, director, designer and performer. Science-Theater: show in museum related to the subject of the exhibition exhibition on electricity. Based on Edison's biography. His inventions and the friends and enemies they brought him.A show for puppets and narrator. At the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For the general public. 

 

THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR 1989

Playwright, director, designer and performer. For the exhibition on heroes. A puppet show about the grey boundaries of heroism. The Youth Wing of the Israel Museum of Jerusalem. For the general public.

 

WHAT BLUE IS BLUE? ( Cajol ba Enaim)

Performed by the Museum's staff. Science show for visiting kindergarten/ school children at the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For narrator/actor, masks and puppets about a bird its blues eggs and a hungry cat that can't see blue. For ages: 3-5.

 

ARQUIMEDES AND HERON

Playwright, director and designer. Performed by the Museum's staff. Science show for visiting kindergarten/ school children at the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For narrator/actor with props and the exhibit at the Museum's Children Corner. About the King Heron of Syracuse and the genius that solved all his problems. Ages: 6-10.

 

WATER. ( Maim)

Playwright, director and designer. Performed by the Museum's staff. Science show for visiting kindergarten/ school children at the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For narrator and a box full of objects about the physical and chemical properties of water. For ages: 3-5.

 

THE TOY DOCTOR (Metaken Ha Tsaatsuim).

Playwright, director and designer. Performed by the Museum's staff. Science show for visiting kindergarten/ school children at the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. About gravity and balance for a narrator and a box full of broken toys in need of repair. For ages: 5-10.

 

THE TROLL'S HOUSE (Beit Ha Trollim).

Playwright, director and designer. Performed by the Museum's staff.Science show for visiting kindergarten/ school children at the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For a narrator and a big house on wheels about the daily activities of family of trolls in their house made of found materials and junk but well provided with hand powered mechanical machines, electricity and running water.

 

LOUIS BRAILLE.

Playwright, director and designer. Performed by the Museum's staff. Science show for visiting kindergarten/ school children at the Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. For narrator based on the biography of the French boy that invented the alphabet for the blind.

 

Concert-Theater: Teaching music through theater

 

The Children and Family Concert series of the The Jerusalem Symphonic Orchestra

Henry Crown Symphony Hall. The Jerusalem Theater

Artistic Director and Designer: Patricia O'Donovan

Producer, Presenter and Orchestra Conductor: Rashi Levahot

Text: Patricia O'Donovan and Rashi Levahot

 

THE BREMEN MUSICIANS ( Ha naganim me Bremen). Co-Production with the Israel Philarmonic Orchestra. Heijal Ha Tarbut. Tel Aviv. February 1999

 

INVITATION TO DANCE: THE STRAUSS FAMILY IN VIENNA (Hasmana le majol, mishpajat Strauss markida et Vina). May 1999

 

PICTURES IN AN EXHIBITION (Tmunot be taarucha). December 1998

 

PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS (Meitarei keshet ve prita). November 1997

 

ANTONIN DVORJAK. January 1997

 

THE VIOLIN (Alei Kinor). December 1996

 

MUSIC FOR DANCE (Tsilim Merakdim). March 1996

 

THE WORLD OF SYMPHONY. (Olam Ha Simphonia). December 1995

 

 

Prizes

 

First Prize International Puppet Theater Festival of Belo Horizonte, for A TOUCH OF LIGHT (Nekudat Or) Brazil. June 2004

 

Second Prize International Puppet Theater Festival of Canela, for A TOUCH OF LIGHT (Nekudat Or) Brazil. June 2004

 

Best Children's Show of the Year. KINDERFEST International Festival, Hamburg for A TOUCH OF LIGHT (Nekudat Or) Germany. June 1997

 

Best Children's Show of the Year for HEAD IN THE CLOUDS (Rosh B'Ananim). Critic: Sara Arnon. Yediot Acharonot. 19/9/1990

 

Second Prize. International Festival of Puppet Theater for HEAD IN THE CLOUDS (Rosh B'Ananim). Mexico. August 1989

 

Teaching Courses and Workshops in Theater 

 

The David Yellin Academic College of Education , Jerusalem. Present- 2004 and 1992-1995

Dramatic and storytelling skills as educational tools for school and kindergarten teachers. Puppet Theater as a Tool in Education. Masks from Ancient Ritual to the Contemporary Stage. Children's Theater Production.

The Emuna Academic College of Education, Jerusalem. Present-2004 and 1997

Puppetry and Masks: theory and techniques for drama students. Shadow Theater and The Traditional Theater of   South East Asia. The Mask and Character Types in Indonesian Theater. Hand Puppet Theater: Construction and Manipulation. 

The Efrata Academic College of Education, Jerusalem. Present-2014

Dramatic and storytelling skills as educational tools for school and kindergarten teachers. Puppet Theater as a Tool in Education.

The Kerem Institute Enrichment Program for Teachers in Humanist and Jewish 

Education , Jerusalem. 2014-2010

The Communicative Gesture : Lessons from the Theater for Educators. Shadow Theater.

 

The HOFEN Institute for Open Experimental  Education. Present- and 2009-2010

At the David Yellin  Academic College of Education, Jerusalem. Puppet Theater for Kindergarten Teachers.

1998-1999 and 1994-1995. Storytelling and puppetry as an educational tools. 

 

Aspaklaria School of Theater, Jerusalem. 2008-2009

Puppet Theater and Masks: theory and techniques for actors and drama students. 

 

The Nature Parks and Galleries of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2010 and 2003-2006

Drama and Communication  Techniques for Museum Guides. 

 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Musicology and Theater Department. 2007-2009

Shadow Theater, theory and techniques for drama students. The Shadow and Rod Puppet Theater of Indonesia (wayang).

 

The Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem.  1991-2003.

Drama and Communication  Techniques for Museum Guides. 

The School for Visual Theater, Jerusalem.

1990, 1992 and 2004-2006.

Puppet Theater. Supervisor and director of advanced student projects.

 

University of California Santa Cruz, Theater Arts Department, U.S.A.1989.

Teaching Assistant: The Development of Western Theater 19th and 20th centuries. Supervisor: Prof. Kathy Foley .

Masks and Make-up for Theater. Supervisor: Elaine Roos.

 

The Youth Wing of the Israel Museum of Jerusalem. 1983-1989  

  • Puppet Theater: Building and Animation techniques. Teacher's Advanced Studies workshops (hishtalmuiot) 

  • Puppet Theater Workshops. Design, construction and manipulation of puppets. Dramatization of subjects from the exhibitions at the Museum. Year long weekly meetings.Ages: 6-10

  • Archaeology workshops. Artwork in class with children after a guided tour through the Archaeology wing. Supervisor: Aliza Bezalel. Ages: 6-10

  •   Art, Sculpture, Puppet Theater, Masks and Make-Up, Toy Building Summer Workshops .( Keitanot).  Ten full day creative workshops for children ages: 6-10 and their parents. At the Youth Wing of the Israel Museum of Jerusalem

  • Puppet animation techniques for guides at the interactive puppet theater corner. At the Youth Wing of the Israel Museum of Jerusalem

 

 

International Cultural and Community Center for Youth, Jerusalem. 1988

Puppet Theater: Construction, Manipulation and Performance. For adults.

 

The Nurit Katsir Center for Dramatic Arts, Jerusalem. 1988

Puppet Theater: Puppet Theater: Construction, Manipulation and Performance. For adults.

 

Paula Ben Gurion School, Jerusalem.1988

Plastic Arts. Ages: 8-9.

Work in Natural and Exact Sciences

Scientific Research, Publications,Teaching and Laboratory Assistant                                                 

Scientific Research

 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Faculty of Life Sciences. Department of Zoology. Israel. 1980-1988 Doctoral Research.

 

Thesis: The Blood –Testis-Barrier in Selected Animal Groups.

 A Study along Phylogenesis. Advisor: Prof. Mordechai Abraham.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Faculty of Anatomy, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, 1986

Physical Anthropology. Adviser: Prof. Patricia Smith.

 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Zoology. 1979-1980

Pre-doctoral research on the reproductive cycle of the freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Adviser: Prof. Mordechai Abraham.

 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem , Genetics Department, and the Aquaculture-Production-Technology LTD, Jerusalem. 1977-1978

The life cycle and reproductive biology of the freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Advisers: Dr. Daniel Cohen and Prof. Mordechai Abraham.

 

The Institute for Oceanographic and Limnological Research. Eilat , Israel. 1977-1978

Microbiology and fish pond primary productivity. Advisers: Dr. Yehuda Cohen and Fred Motzkin.

 

The National University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences Department of Biology/ Entomology. Argentina. 1976

The life cycle of dung beetles species in the province of Buenos Aires. Supervisor Prof. Axel Bachmann. 

 

 

Scientific Publications

P. O'Donovan, G. Sagi, W. Villock, V. Hilge and M. Abraham. Stimulation and inhibition of gonadal development in fish. Proceedings of Aquaculture Society, Special Publications No.11, Bredene, Belgium.1990.

 

P. O'Donovan and M. Abraham. Somatic tissue-male germ cell barrier along phylogenesis from coelenterates to birds. Abstracts 14th Conference of European Comparative Endocrinology Society, Salzburg, Austria.1988.

 

P. O'Donovan and M. Abraham. Somatic tissues-male germ cell barrier in Hydra viridis ( Hydrozoa, Coelenterata). J. Morphology 198:179-188.1988.

 

P. O'Donovan and M. Abraham. Somatic tissue-male germ cell barrier in three hermaphrodite invertebrates: Dugesia biblica ( Plathyhelminthes), Placobdella costata ( Annelida),and Levantina hierosolyma ( Mollusca). J. Morphology 192(3):217-227.1987.

 

P. O'Donovan , M. Abraham and D. Cohen. The ovarian cycle during the intermoult in ovigerous Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Aquaculture 36:347-358.1984.

 

P. O'Donovan and M. Abraham. A blood-spermatozoa-barrier in the pulmonate Levantina hierosolyma. Abstracts, 12th Conference of European Comparative Endocrinology Society, Sheffield, England.1983

 

Teaching and Laboratory Assistant

 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Faculty of Life Sciences. Department of Zoology. 1979-1985 Teaching and Laboratory Assistant.

 

The National University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences Department of Biology-Entomology 1972-1976 Teaching and Laboratory Assistant. 

 

Museum Exhibits: Curator and Designer

 

The Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. 2012

Created and designed an interactive Shadow Theater exhibit with masks and props ‘Citylights” 

 

The Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. 2009

Curator of the "A Journey through the Brain" Exhibition program book.

 

The Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. 1998

Designer and Builder: A Trolls' House. To teach in outreaching museum programs about simple mechanical machines. 

 

The Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem. 1997

Curator and Designer of the "Science and the Detective” exhibition. (Al Mada ve Bilush).

 

The Israel Museum of Jerusalem Youth Wing. 1989

Designer and Puppet Builder  A Puppet Theater Activity Corner. For the exhibiton "Heroes"

 

Exhibitions

Puppets and Cutouts. Collective show. COURTS. Sheleter for the Arts. Jerusalem. October 2016

 

Puppets. Collective show. BUBA BABU'A (בבואה  (בבה. Jerusalem Theater. May 1996

 

Drawings. LIROLAY Art gallery. Buenos Aires. December 1974 

 

Shadow Puppets of the show Gilgamesh by "Transparencias" group of Collegium Musicum. CENTO CULTURAL SAN MARTIN. Buenos Aires. June 1972

 

Memberships

 

Head the International Association of Puppeteers in Israel UNIMA. 

2007- 2010

 

Member of the Artistic Committee of the Train Theater Association in the name of Mario Kotliar. Jerusalem.// 2000-2010

 

Radio and Television.

 

Numerous interviews on Israeli and foreign Radio and Television.

Last radio interview: Yuval Meskin, for the program אמנות נקודה aired on August  27th 2009 by Reshet Aleph, the Israel National Radio. 

 

National and Foreign Press reviews and Articles

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