Eli Bijaoui

Translator. Writer. Director

Education 2001-2005

  • Kibbutzim College of Education
  • School of performing arts
  • B.Ed in Directing and teaching Theatre

Languages

  • Hebrew, French, English

Awards and scholarships

  • 2017, Winner of the Israeli Theatre prize as ‘Translator of the year’ for “1984”
  • 2017, Winner of the AIFC (America-Israel cultural Foundation) translation prize.
  • 2016, Winner of the Israeli Theatre prize as ‘Translator of the year’ for “Les parents terribles”
  • 2015, Winner of the Israeli Theatre prize as ‘Translator of the year’ for “Romeo & Juliet”
  • 2014, Winner of the AIFC (America-Israel cultural Foundation) translation prize for “Tartuffe”.
  • 2013, Awarded for the translation of ‘A year with frog and toad’ at Israeli stage prizes for children theatre.
  • 2007 ,2010-2013, Nominated for Israeli Theatre prize as ‘Translator of the year’ (Avenue Q, Play it again Sam, Cabaret, L’École des femmes, Biloxi Blues.)
  • 2009, Nominated as director for Israeli Theatre prize for ‘Best Revival’- Piaf.
  • 2002-2006, Four-time Winner of the AIFC (America-Israel cultural Foundation) scholarship for directors
  • 2004, Winner of Kibbutzim College of Education scholarship for directors
  • 2000, Awarded for the libretto of a musical version of Oedipus-Rex Acre Festival for alternative of Alternative Theater

Plays Translated From French

  • 2019, Le Malade Imaginaire (Molière), Habima national Theatre
  • 2017, Tous des oiseaux (Wajdi Mouawad), La Colline Théâtre National Paris
  • 2016, Les parents terribles (Jean Cocteau), Beer-Sheva Theatre
  • 2014, Tartuffe (Molière), Beit-Lessin Theatre
  • 2014, Le placard (Francis veber), Beit-Lessin Theatre
  • 2014, L’avare (Molière), Habima national Theatre
  • 2013, Cher trésor (Francis veber), Beit-Lessin Theatre
  • 2012, L’École des femmes (Molière), The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv
  • 2009, Croisades (M. Azama), Acre festival
  • 2008, Bel-ami (Piere Laville), D’apres Guy de Maupassant, Beit-Zvi
  • 2007, 4 pièces ( G.Courteline), Beit-Zvi
  • 2006, L’idiote (Marcel Achard), Beit-Zvi
  • 2006, Haute surveillance (Jean Genet), Beit-Zvi
  • 2005, La Cage Aux Folles (Jean Poiret), Zach Carmeli productions
  • 2003, Huis Clos (J.p.Sartre), Hasifriya Theatre
  • 2002, Madame De Sade (Yukio Mishima) Beit-Zvi, School of The Performing Arts
  • 2001, La guerre de Troie n’aura pas lieu ( J.Giraudoux), Hasifriya Theatre

Plays Translated From English

  • 2020, Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller), The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv
  • 2019, Dancing lessons (Mark St. Germain), Beit-Lessin Theatre
  • 2018, Othello (William Shakespeare), The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv
  • 2016, 1984 (Orwell \ Icke & Macmillan), Habima national Theatre
  • 2015, Dangerous liaisons (Christopher Hampton), Habima national Theatre
  • 2015, Di and Viv and Rose (Amelia Bullmore), Beit-Lessin Theatre
  • 2012, Biloxi Blues (Neil Simon), Beer-Sheva Theatre
  • 2011, The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Neil Simon), The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv
  • 2010, Romeo & Juliet (William Shakespeare) , The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv
  • 2010, Play it again, Sam (Woody Allen), Beer-Sheva Theatre
  • 2009, Piaf (Pam Gems), Beer-Sheva Theatre
  • 2009, The mousetrap (Agatha Christie), Hasifriya Theatre
  • 2008, Agnes of God (John pielmeier), Hasimta Theatre
  • 2007, God of Vengeance ( Sholem Asch, Adapted by Stephen Fife), SELA, The Performing Arts studio
  • 2007, It Runs in the Family (Ray Cooney), SELA, The Performing Arts studio
  • 2005, The Vacation Game (Mikhail Sebastian), Hasifriya Theatre
  • 2005, Cancer Tales (Nell Dunn), Beit-Zvi
  • 2005, Red Noses (Peter Barnes), SELA, The Performing Arts studio
  • 2004, Andorra (Max Frisch), Beit-Zvi

Musicals Translated (Book and Lyrics)

  • 2019, Mamma Mia B.Andersson \ B.Ulvaeus \ C.Johnson, Habima national Theatre
  • 2020, Mary Poppins Travers \ Disney \ Sherman \ fellowes \ Mackintosh, Habima national Theatre
  • 2018, Saturday Night Fever Knighton \ Stigwood \ Bee Gees, The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv
  • 2018, A Chorus line Bennett \ Hamlisch \ Kleban \ dante, The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv
  • 2016, Billy Elliot L.Hall \ E.John, NMC united \ Galm prod. \ Y.Peled
  • 2015, West side story Bernstein \ Sondheim \ Laurents, The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv
  • 2013, A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv
  • 2011, Cabaret Masteroff, Ebb & Kander, The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv
  • 2011, A Year With Frog and Toad Robert & Willie Reale, Mediatheque Children Theatre
  • 2010, Shrek the musical by D.L.Abaire & Jeanine Tesori, Keren-Or prod
  • 2008, Oliver by Lionel Bart, Beit-Lessin Theatre & Keren-Or prod
  • 2008, Grease by Jim Jacobs & Warren casey, Keren-Or prod
  • 2007, Avenue Q, by R.Lopez, J.marx & J.Whitty, Beit-Lessin Theatre Keren-Or prod
  • 2007, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (RSC version), Keren-Or productions
  • 2006, Beauty & The Beast, by A.Menken ,H.Ashman & T.Rice, Keren-Or prod
  • 2006, Passion by Stephen Sondheim & J.Lapine, Beit-Zvi, School of The Performing Arts
  • 2005 Jekyll & Hyde, by Wildhorne & Bricusse, Hasifriya Theatre
  • 2005 Aida, by Elton John & Tim Rice, Hasifriya Theatre

Musical shows

  • 2007 Les compagnons de la chanson, Hasifriya Theatre (Hebrew version for the French group songs)
  • 2006, Arrivederci Roma, Hasifriya Theatre (Hebrew version for Italian classics)
  • 2005, Sinatra & Friends, Hasifriya Theatre (Hebrew version for American classics: Sinatra, D.Martin, N.K.Cole etc)
  • 2004, Sous le ciel de Paris, Hasifriya Theatre (Hebrew version for french classics: Brel, Piaf, Aznavour,Trénet etc.)

Plays written/Adappted

  • 2020, Intouchables Based on Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano’s film, The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv
  • 2015, Bear in mind, A musical play in rhyme, Mediatheque Children Theatre
  • 2014, Blaumilch Canal, based on a script by Ephraim Kishon, The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv
  • 2013, Library Lion, Musical play based on a book by Michelle Knudsen, Mediatheque Children Theatre

Productions Directed

  • 2015, Bear in mind, A musical play in rhymes, Mediatheque Children Theatre
  • 2014, Blaumilch Canal, with Guri Alfi, The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv
  • 2010, Beauty & The Beast, (Menken, Ashman & Rice), Hasifriya Theatre
  • 2009, Piaf (pam Gems), Beer-sheva Theatre, Winner of Israeli Theatre prize for best actress in a leading role 2009
  • 2009, Spoon river (E.L.Masters), Beit-Zvi
  • 2007, Haute surveillance (Jean Genet), Beit-Zvi
  • 2006, Passion (Stephen Sondheim & J.Lapine), Beit-Zvi– School of The Performing Arts
  • 2004, Huis Clos (J.p.Sartre), Hasifriya Theatre

Cinema

  • CO-Scriptwriter of Eytan Fox’s CUPCAKES France \ Israel