Planet Egg - Cast & Crew
Zvi Sahar - Creator, Puppeteer
Zvi Sahar is an Israeli born actor, director, and puppeteer currently living and working in New York. Sahar holds a degree in acting from the SELA Performing School in Tel-Aviv and a BA in Theater Studies from Haifa University. Sahar has worked as an actor with several prominent theater groups in Israel, including Itim Ensemble with director Rina Yerushalmi at the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv, and at the Be’er Sheva Theater. Sahar has performed at international festivals in the Czech Republic with the puppet show A Story of a Lonley Man by Ofer Amram, and in Amsterdam, Holland, with Freaks by director Sigal Avin. With his own Tel-Aviv-based theatre company, Sahar co-directed & starred in the critically-acclaimed Richard III at Tmu-na Theater and Oedipus Rex at Hasimta Theater. Over the years, Sahar’s works have been supported by The Consulate General of Israel in New York, Cheryl Henson of the Jim Henson Foundation, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation, and the Israel Lottery Council for the Arts.
Michal Vaknin - Co-Director
Michal Vaknin is a director, actress, puppeteer, and producer. Among her works are Brecht’s He Who Says Yes/He Who Says No and Dum Dum Baby, an original puppet show that has performed at various theatre events, including the Jerusalem International Festival of Puppet Theater and RS & PS - the international conference honoring Richard Schechner. Michal lives in Tel-Aviv.
Justin Perkins - Puppeteer
Justin Perkins is a performer and designer. Justin and his work have appeared at St. Ann's Warehouse, 92nd St Y, Dixon Place, IRT Theater, Magnet Theater, Ohio Theater, Ulysses Pub, and The Hotel Chelsea, among others. He is a founding member of all-male experimental Shakespeare company American Centaur. He is a graduate of Vassar College and has an MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College, and is a New Hampshire native.
Ien DeNio - Sound Designer and Foley Artist
Ien DeNio never knows what to say in these things. She is a New York-based freelance technical theater artist with a panache for sound design and a passion for puppets. Current Works include A Bright Room Called Day (NYU-ATC), Obama44 (LaMaMa) and Judith of Bethulia (TFNC) where she is assisting. Previous works include Anne and Emmett (Atlas Theater, D.C.), Ghost Dancer (The Show Goes On Productions), Blue Tarp Skies (Choreographer: Catherine Miller) and Trojan Women (NYU-ATC). Foley credits include design and artistry for Private Ear Audio Theater and design for The Bent Quill Players. [Neverbugs... little ones.]