A young woman’s struggle to live fully as a woman.
PLAYWRIGHT Yakir Eliahu Vaknin | TRANSLATOR Natalie Fainstein
DIRECTOR Guy Ben-Aharon | FEATURING Ramona Alexander
Fertile, a one-act monodrama written by a rising young playwright Yakir Eliahu Vaknin, deals with blurring the lines of gender identity. Fertile was born with a gift – she was born without a uterus. An inherited genetic defect makes her barren at birth. Throughout her life, she is marked by society and by herself as faulty and broken. At 26, following a romantic encounter with the man of her dreams, Fertile decides to reexamine the “broken” parts of her life, and sets on a journey of healing herself. Her journey makes her confront all sides of her femininity and her right to exist as a woman, despite her inability to fulfill the basic female mission, bringing children into the world.
Yakir Eliahu Vaknin is an actor, director and playwright based in Tel-Aviv. After graduating from the Goodman Acting School in the Negev, he started working as a freelance director and playwright, directing his own original work; a short play entitled Service, a short musical entitled Yakir for Rent, a musical written for the youth city choir of Be’er-Sheva entitled Pretty in a Red Dress, and Fertile (Pori’ya)– an autobiographical monodrama that went on to be staged at the Israel Festival and is now a part of the repertory at the Tmuna Theatre in Tel-Aviv.+ More... - Less...
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