The Creative Team
ELI KAPLAN-WILDMANN (Book) is a theater creator based in his favorite city, Jerusalem, where he directs and produces musicals for Starcatcher Productions. In New York, he has worked extensively on design for television, theater and events, with projects for NBC, MTV, and ESPN. He designed “Tricks the Devil Taught Me” at Off Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theater and in Jerusalem, among many others, the Jerusalem Opera’s “Madame Butterfly.” He directed the premiere of the Israeli musical “Solika,” based on a Moroccan fable. His light-based art installations have been presented by the annual Jerusalem Light Festival, and he has written theatrical content for various non-profit events and tours. Eli is a leader at the traditional egalitarian prayer community Sod Siach, and was formerly the chair of Havruta, a religious LGBT+ organization. He received his degree in design and directing for theater from NYU. www.createunbound.com
YONATAN CNAAN (Music) is a composer and a conductor, living in Tel Aviv and winner of the 2015 Israeli Prime Minister award for composers and the 2013 Israeli Association for Authors and Composers (ACUM) Prize. His music ranges from musical theatre, pop songs and commercial music to operatic works and contemporary classical music pieces. Yonatan’s opera “Theodor” was commissioned and produced in a full production by the Israeli Opera. He conducted a fully staged production of Motzart’s “The Magic Flute” with the Orquesta Filarmonica del Desierto in Mexico, 2016. In 2014 Yonatan won first prize at the Israeli Musicals Festival for his operatic musical “Greta and the Race to Space.” Yonatan has also composed the show “Songs in Ashdodish,” based on poems that deal with the daily life of Jewish Moroccans who immigrated to Israel, chosen as one of the best 20 albums of Israeli music based on poetry according to Tarbut.il.
ANDREW ZACHARY COHEN (Lyrics) is a writer and performer who’s seen the stage from all sides. He’s most recently made the journey to cabaret with his two engagements of Don’t Ask The Lady and the upcoming That’s How It Goes at 54Below. He was a Broadway PA on Finian’s Rainbow and Lombardi and has many regional PSM credits from big musicals like Beauty And The Beast and Miss Saigon to off-Broadway’s Tricks The Devil Taught Me at the Minetta Lane. He wrote the book and lyrics to a new in-development musical Nothin’ But Love with music by Steven Silverstein. Additional work has been performed at the Upper West Side’s Triad Theater and Lincoln Center’s Broadway’s Future Songbook concerts. Andrew is a house manager at Symphony Space, a proud member of both Actors’ Equity and The Dramatists Guild, happy husband to Josh, and delighted father to Hero and Ethan.
CATIE DAVIS (Director) is a NYC-based director who has worked in theaters across NYC and around the world. Recent directing credits include The Magnificent Seven (Flint Repertory Theater), Missed:Connections (Manhattan School of Music), Le Comte Noir (Broadway on Demand), and Empath (TheatreLab). She has worked as an associate director on the Broadway productions of Beetlejuice, Moulin Rouge, and Company. Other associate work: Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall (Netflix), The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. She is a 2018 Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow, a Lincoln Center Directors Lab alum, and a proud member of SDC. Catie is actively involved in the creation and development of new theatrical projects, and she believes the future of theater lies in works that engage with world in which we live. www.catie-davis.com
Sacrifices was conceived by Steven Low