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Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Currently

 

              Lecturing                 Private and professional lecturer at Israel Speakers Center

 

              Tv-Acting                "Zaguri Empire" an Israeli mystery comedy-drama, created by Maor Zaguri and 

                                              produced by HOT Telecommunication Systems. Season 1-2.

 

              Theater-Dir.            "Constellations" a play by Nick Payne, in Hasifriyah Theater.

 

              Theater-Acting        "Friends of Friends" written and directed by Hilel Mittelpunkt 2014

                        

              Teaching                 Teaching in Beit Zvi  - Sara's acting method "The Physics of Acting"

 

              Sapir Prize              A committee member selecting the laureates for the 2014 Sapir Prize – an annual

                                              literary award presented for a work of fine Hebrew literature.

 

              Discourses              Different ways to build identity through body language.

 

 

Education

 

2008-2007  Family Mediation Course Gome, the Israeli Center for Mediation and Coaching

 

1993           On-Camera Acting Course Ruth Deiches

 

1989-1992  Acting Beit Zvi, School of Drama, Ramat Gan

 

1987           Drawing Course Harold Rubin

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Leadership Coacher

2012-Now   Leading Lecturer at Israel Speakers Center and private coaching for CEO's and actors

                   to improve performances and self-assurance 

 

Acting

1992 – 2016  Theatre - Participated at Israel's leading theatres: Be'er-Sheva Theater (1992-1996), Beit                         Lessin (1996,2011-2012), Hasifriyah (1997), Habima – the national theater (1996-1998),                                     Cameri theater of Tel-Aviv (1998-2016) Ballhaus Naunynstraße berlin (2010).

            Schauspielbühnen Stuttgart (2012).

   

   Partial list:

 

· "Singer" by Peter Flannery; directed by Michael Levinson; played the part of Ruby

· "My Mother Said I Never Should " by Charlotte Keatley; directed by Ido Riklin; played Jacky Metcalfe

· "Remembrance" by Graham Reid; directed by Itzik Weingarten; played the part of Joan

· "The Workroom" by Jean Claude Grumberg; directed by  Yoram Polack; played the part of Simone

· "Sickness of Youth" by Ferdinand Bruckner; directed by Ido Riklin; played the part of Desiree

· "The Lime Works" by Christian Lupe, based on a novel by Thomas Bernhard; directed by Christian Lupe;

   played the part of Mrs. Konrad

· "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare; directed by Shachar Segal; Titania and Hyppolita

· "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov; directed by Nola Chelton; played the part of Yelena

· "Most Merciless is the King" by Nissim Aloni; directed by Hanan Shnir; played the part of Maaka

· "Best Friends" by Anat Gov; directed by Edna Mazia; played the part of Laly

· "Nora" by Henrik Ibsen as interpreted by Ingmar Bergman; directed by Ilan Ronen; played Christina Linda

· "Copenhagen" by Michael Frayn; directed by Micha Levinson; played the part of Margareta

· "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" by Peter Nichols; directed by Ido Riklin; played the part of Pam

· "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare; directed by Omri Nitzan; played the part of Gertrude

· "The Father" by August Strindberg; directed by Yossi Polack; played the part of Laura

· "O God" by Anat Gov; directed by Edna Mazia; played the part of the therapist

· "Addicted" by Nawa Zukerman; directed by Nawa Zukerman

· "Men Business" by Franz Xaver Kroetz; directed by Yagil Eliraz; played the part of Martha

· "Request Concert " by Franz Xaver Kroetz; directed by Michael Ronen

· "Johnny Left" by Jonathan Geffen; directed by Eldad Ziv; played the part of Galia

· "Seven Jewish Children" by Caryl Churchill; directed by Samih Jabarin

· "Warten auf Adam Spielman" by Haken Savas and Ensemble; directed by Michael Ronen (Berlin)

· "Überall in der Badewanne wo nicht Wasser ist" by Gesine Danckwart; directed by Nawa Zukerman

· "Romeo And Juliet" by Shakespeare; directed by Noam Shmuel

· "Mimuna" by Hana Azoulay-Hasfari; directed by Kfir Azulay 2012

· "Between Two Worlds" by Sara von Schwarze; directed by Manfred Langner (Stuttgart &Tel –Aviv)2013

· "Friends of Friends" written and directed by Hilel Mittelpunkt 2014

· "Disgraced" by Ayad Akhtar; directed by Kfir Azulay 2015 

 

 

    Television and Film

 

· "Zaguri Empire", 2 Seasons. Daliy series for Hot; directed by Rani Saar and Maor Zagori (2013-2014)

· "2, 3 In a Week", Season 1, Channel 10; directed by Schahar Berlovich (2011)

· "Srugim", Channel 2, Channel 10, Yes Cable (2008)

· "Meorav Yerushalmi", Season 3, Channel 2 (2008)

· "Best Friends", Miniseries for Hot 3; directed by Edna Mazia (2005)

· "Meorav Yerushalmi", Season 2, Channel 2 (2004)

· "Intensive Care" for Israel's Channel 2 (2002)

· "Meorav Yerushalmi" – 13-episode series for Israel's Channel 10; played the part of Leah (protagonist)

· "The Court" series; played the part of a surrogate mother (2000)

· Morning show for parents, hosted the "On the Edge" corner (2000)

· "Small Country, Big Man", directed by Abraham Hafner; played the part of Mina (1998)

· "New Land", directed by Orna Ben Dor (1993)

 

     Directing and Teaching

 

· "Constellations" by Nick Payne at Hasifria Theater (2014)

· Active acting teacher at Beit Zvi, Yoram Levinstein's Acting Studio (2007-2016)

· Served as examiner for scholarships, Sharet Foundation (1997-2008)

· Member of the artistic committee, Akko Festival (1998-2000)

 

     Writing

 

· "Between Two Worlds" a bilingual play (German-Hebrew), coproduction of Schauspielbühnen Stuttgart

  and the Cameri-Theatre of Tel-Aviv (2012)

· Satirical pieces for Television in "Sit Down/Get Up" for the "On the Edge" corner (2000)

 

     Additional Experience

 

  Human Rights 1998 – 2010

 

· Set in motion the legislation for the recognition of childcare as a tax-deductible expense.

· Active in the federation and actors' union for the rights of artists and protection of actresses

· Volunteers in women's events

· Volunteers in Mesila, an organization which acts for the rights of children of foreign workers

 

 

   Military Service 1987 – 1989

      

 Full mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Forces as a psycho-technical profile interviewer

 

 

     Awards

 

2013  Israeli Theater Award for writing the play "In Between".

          Tel Aviv-Yaffo Municipality Award in the name of Abraham Ben Yossef, received for the role in

          "Between Two Worlds"

 

2006  Tel Aviv-Yaffo Municipality Award in the name of Abraham Ben Yossef, received for the role in

          "The Father" by Strindberg

 

2004  Israeli Film and Television Academy Award for best actress for the role in "Meorav Yerushalmi"

 

2002  Israeli Theater Award for the role played in "Copenhagen"

 

2001  Tel Aviv-Yaffo Municipality Award in the name of Abraham Ben Yossef, received for the role in

          "Copenhagen" by Michael Frayn

 

1999  Keshet's Theater Actor of the Year Award, received with Keren Mor and Anat Waxman for "Best Friends"

          Tel Aviv-Yaffo Municipality Award in the name of Abraham Ben Yossef, received for the role played in  

          "Best Friends"

 

1992  Three full scholarships for the America-Israel Fund | Zvi Klir Award for Distinguished Actress

          Award for a classical role – Leonore Savitale in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Torquato Tasso

 

 

Skills & Interests

 

Languages

Hebrew –   Native

German –  Excellent Command

English –   Excellent Command

 

Art - Drawing, sculpting and writing

 

 

 

Sara von Schwarze