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Department Secretary: Orlit Keysar

Office hours: Sunday: 11:30-14:30, Monday-Thursday: 10:00-13:00

Room: 4607

Email: orlitk@savion.huji.ac.il

Tel.: 00-972-2-5883936


Academic Advisor:

Dr. Olga Levitan



Chair of the Department of Theater Studies

Dr. Diego Rotman





Dr. Olga Levitan

Room 5803 Office hours: by appointment

Theater researcher, teaching fellow at the Department of Theater Studies of the Hebrew University, and Department advisor. She began her professional activities as a theater critic in Moscow and St. Petersburg and received her PhD from the Hebrew University. Her research interests include inter-culturalism in Israeli and modernist Jewish, and Russian theater, and she specializes in the study of children's theater. She has initiated and organized conferences, which were the first of their kind in Israel: Theater in a Multicultural Society (Hebrew University, 2008) and Theatre as Tikun Olam (Hebrew University with the Israeli Society for the Promotion of Theater Research, 2012) and has also established a research group of young researchers in the Hebrew University in cooperation with the University of the Arts in Berlin (2014-2015), which has focused on the research of intercultural theater and performance in Jerusalem and Berlin. Olga Levitan has published dozens of articles in Hebrew, Russian, and English in the major journals and books of the theater research discourse. Among these are the essay “The Dybbuk: Documents and Testimony from the Russian Discourse” published in 'Do Not Chase Me Away': New Studies on the Dybbuk, edited by Shimon Levy and Dorit Yerushalmi (2009), which offers a new reading of the beginning of HaBimah Theater; “Chekhov’s Seagull: Teaching Poetics through Stage History” published in Approaches to Teaching: The Works of Anton Chekhov (MLA, 2015), which elaborates a unique approach to the research of Chekov's poetics; and the essay “The Puppet as an Instrument of Thought” in Theatre for Children-Artistic Phenomenon, 2013, which reveals a new paradigm in performative practice in children's theater. Olga Levitan publishes articles and theatrical reviews in the “Other Critique” section of the Teatron journal and acts as a member of the artistic committee of the project International Exposure of Israeli Theater.