Vera Berzak  

Vera was born in Russia in 1987. She moved to Israel with her family in 1990. Since 2017 she has been living in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Graduated from the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem (2008-2012) and completed performance studies in Miklat 209 in Tel Aviv in 2013.

 She was a member of performance group Ensemble 209 from 2014 to 2016.

In her works she combines elements of visual theatre and performance art. In addition to writing and directing theatre plays, she is a performance artist.

Writer and director of The Governor General and I (Göteborgs dramatiska teater, Teater Albatross, 2018-2019); Creator and performer of Russian Lullaby (Norköpping art museum, 2018); Director of Breathing Backwards (Karov theater, 2017); Creator and performer of A Bay by the Okhotsk Sea (Konstepidemin arts center, Gothenburg, Sweden); Playwright and director of The Parasite (Karov theater, 2016); Performer as part of Ensemble 209 in Mitpashtot (Bamat Meizag 2016); Performer as part of Ensemble 209 in Mesaprot (Bamat Meizag 2015); Creator and performer in performance work "Kaleidoscope" (Haifa art museum, 2016); Creator of performance work Killing Time (Gerard Bechar Center, 2015); Director and stage designer of A Stranger Guest (Akko Festival 2013 and Hasimta theater, BRM Festival, Delhi, India, 2017); Performer and director of False Awakening (Clipa and Hahanut theaters, 2013); Artistic Manager and producer of theater festival Henzel and… (Puppet Theater Center, Holon, 2013); Co-Creator of performance 5 Minutes Inside (with Omer Ginsburg, HaKibutz Festival, 2012); Performer and director of Retro Housewives (Rehovot Live Sculptures Festival 2012); Creator of artistic protest campaign Faceless Women (Jerusalem streets 2011);  Director and animator of Trade Victim (ZDF channel Germany, animation festivals around the world 2012); Performer and director of Sylvia (Hazira theater festival, winner of Performance Competition in Hebrew University 2011)