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Stav Palti Negev (She/ her) is an Israeli writer and playwright. Her play “Salim Salim” received the Best Play award at the 2014 Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theatre and ran for two years at Tmuna Theater in Tel-Aviv, from 2015 to 2017. In 2021, the play won The Woodward International Playwriting Prize and received its English-language premiere as part of the UNH Theatre and Dance’s 2022 season. Her play “Elsewhere: a play for an audience of one” premiered at the Acco Festival in October 2016. In 2018, Stav developed a virtual reality (VR) adaption of the play in collaboration with The Public Theater, and in 2019, it received a second adaption as an audio play. Stav’s work has been developed in the United States through The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, MacDowell, The Lark, The Flea Theater, New York Live Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Orchard Project, and The 14th Street Y, among others. Stav is a 2017 alumna of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, a 2015/2017/2021 HaPais Council for the Arts Artist award recipient, a 2016/2019 Asylum Arts development award recipient, and a former member of the Middle Eastern American Writers Lab at The Lark in New York City. Her most recent play, a large-scale immersive production which she wrote and directed, “The Garden of Earthly Desires,” premiered in December 2022 in Tel Aviv.

Stav holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A. in Theater Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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