פרופ' שולמית לב-אלגם

חוג לאמנות התיאטרון סגל אקדמי בכיר
פרופ' שולמית לב-אלגם
טלפון פנימי: 03-6408612
משרד: מכסיקו, 103

General Information

Professor Shulmith Lev-Aladgem, chair of the Theatre Arts Department is a lecturer, researcher and a community-based theatre practitioner. She is also a trained actress who uses her acting experience in both her research and teaching. Lev-Aaldgem's main interests include play theory, performance studies and cultural studies and their relation to community-based theatre, political theatre, educational drama, drama therapy and feminist theatre. Her research on these subjects have been published in numerous leading periodicals in the US, Europe and Israel. She published so far two books: Theatre in Co-Communities: Articulating Power, published by Palgrave, Macmillan (2010) and  Standing Front Stage: Resistance, Celebration and Subversion in Community-Based Theatre, published by Haifa University Press and Pardes (2010) (in Hebrew).

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Education
1976
BFA, Theatre Art, Tel-Aviv University.
1986
MA, Theatre Art, cum laude, Tel-Aviv University.
Title of Master’s Thesis: The Connection between Theatre and Communication Amongst the Limited Elderly.
Name of Supervisors: Dr. Uri Rapp and Dr. Haim Hazan.
1995
Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University.
Title of Doctoral Dissertation: The Dramatic Play Workshop: The Playful Performance in the Community.
Name of Supervisor:
 
Grants and Awards
2002-2004
Tel-Aviv University Research Fund.
2008-2009
Tel Aviv University research Fund.
2009
Application to Israel Science Foundation with Gad Kaynar.
Title: Rethinking Political Theatre and the Politics of Israeli Public Mainstream Theatre.
 
 
Offices and Appointments
2001
Coordinator of the M.A exam program.
2002
Coordinator of the M.F.A program for directing in Community Theatre.
2005
Academic Consultant of the M.A studies.
2006
Member in the Committee for Advanced Studies in Gerontology, chair Prof. Haim Hazan.
2007
Chair of the Faculty Interdisciplinary Graduate Arts Program: Expressivity and Creativity in the Arts.
2008
Head of the Community-Based Theatre Studies.
2008
Academic consultant for the book: Dan Urian, Theatre and Society, The Open
University (Hebrew).
2009
Head of the "University Theatre"- the Theatre Department’s productions.
 
Academic position
 
Dr. Shulamith Lev-Aladgem is an associate professor, researcher and practitioner in the Theatre Department, Faculty of the Arts, at Tel-Aviv University.
 
Dr. Chair of the Faculty MA program: Creativity and Expressivity in the Arts.
Head of the Community-Based Studies.
Consulttant of the MA Studies.
1987-1991
Teacher at Tel-Aviv University the Theatre Department.
1994-2001
Teacher at Tel-Aviv University the Theatre Department.
2001-2006
Lecturer at Tel-Aviv University the Theatre Department.
2006-
Senior Lecturer with tenure at Tel-Aviv University the Theatre Department.
 
1994-1996
Drama teacher at Oranim Teacher’s College, Haifa.
1996-2001
Drama teacher at State Teacher’s College of the Kibbutz Movement, Tel-Aviv.
2000-2001
Lecturer at Natanya Academic College, the School of Communication.
 
 
Practical Experience
1982
Teaching and practicing theatre with primary school students.
1982-1983
Facilitating community-based theatre with a group of elderly Mizrahi women.
1982-1984
Facilitating theatre in a rehabilitation day-care centre
1983-1985
Conducting drama and theatre workshops for social workers.
1992-1994
Conducting creative drama workshops for children and women in Johannesburg, South Africa.
1994-1996
Supervising community-based theatre projects of the theatre department at Tel-Aviv University.
1998-
Reviewer for the academic journalGerontology (Hebrew).
2000-2001
Academic consultant at the Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv.
2004-
Reviewer for the academic journal Theory and Criticism (Hebrew).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research

Main interests include play theory, performance studies and cultural studies, and their relation to community theatre, educational drama, drama therapy and feminist theatre.

Her writings on these subjects have been published in numerous periodicals in the USA, Europe and Israel.

 

Publications

Books & Monographs

Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith, Standing Front Stage: Resistance, Celebration and Subversion in Community-Based Theatre, Tel-Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad (Hebrew). forthcoming.
Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith, Theatre in Co-Communities: Articulating Power, Houndmills, Baskingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan Publishers, 2010. http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=280792
Refereed Articles
Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith, "Whose Play is it? The Issue of Authorship/Ownership in Israeli Community Theatre", The Drama Review, 48(3), 2004, pp. 117-143.
 
Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith, "Ethnicity, Class and Gender in the Israeli Community Theatre", Theatre Research International, 28(2), 2003 (pp. 181-192).
 
Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith, "From Object to Subject: Israeli Theatres of the Battered Women", New Theatre Quarterly, XIX (2), 2003, (pp. 139-149).
Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith and Anat First, "The Israeli Community Theatre as a Site for Performing Gender and Identity", Feminist Media Studies, 4(1), 2004 (pp. 37-50).
Lev-Aaldgem, Shulamith, "Whose Play is it? The Issue of Authorship/Ownership in Israeli Community Theatre", The Drama Review, 48(3), (T. 183), 2004 (pp. 117-134).
Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith and Anat First "’Hide and Seek’ in Jaffa D’ Community Theatre: Mizrahi Women Reinscribe their Cultural Identity", Megamot, 44(1), 2005 (pp. 83-103) (Hebrew).
Lev-Aaldgem, Shulamith,"’A Blow not Written in the Torah’: A Community Theater Production about Battered Women", Theory and Criticism, 27, 2005, (145-169) (Hebrew).
Lev-Aaldgem, Shulamith, "The Israeli National Community Theatre Festival: the Real and the Imagined’, Theatre Research International, 30(3), 2005 (pp. 284-295).
Lev-Aaldgem, Shulamith, "Remembering Forbidden Memories: Community Theatre and the Politics of Memory", Social Identities, 12(3), 2006 (pp. 269-283).
Lev-Aaldgem, Shulamith, "’What Do you mean by Rehabilitating us? Are we Cripples?’: Project Renewal from the View Point of Community Theatre", Israeli Sociology, 8(1), 2006 (pp. 7-27) (Hebrew).
Shulamith Lev-Aladgem, "Counter-Theatre: Symbolic Protest and Social Activism in Jerusalem" Theory and Criticism, 30, 2007 (pp. 111-134) (Hebrew).
Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith, "History from Below: Encounters between the Professional Theatre and Community Theatre", Zmanim, 99, 2007 (pp. 64-73) (Hebrew).
Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith, "Between Home and Homeland: facilitating Theatre with Ethiopian Youth", Research in Drama Education, 13, 3, 2008, pp. 275-293
Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith, "Mothers and Daughters the forbidden plot", forthcoming in Mikan (Hebrew).
 
Chapters in Books
Anthony Jeckson and Shulamith Lev-Aladgem, “Rethinking Audience Participation: Audiences in Alternative and Educational Theatre”, Theatrical Events: Borders Dynamics Frames, edited by Vicky Ann Cremona, Peter Eversmann, Hans Van Maanen, Willmar Sauter and John Tulloch, Official Publication of the International Federation for Theatre Research, the Theatrical Event Working Group, Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi 2004 (pp.207-236).
Shulamith Lev-Aladgem, "The Israeli National Community Theatre Festival: The Real and the Imagined", in Temple Hauptfleisch, Shulamith. Lev-Aladgem, Jaqueline Martin, Willmar Sauter and Henri. Schoenmakers (eds) Festivalising! Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture.Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2007, pp. 187-202.
 
Editing
Temple Hauptfleisch, Shulamith. Lev-Aladgem, Jaqueline Martin, Willmar Sauter and Henri. Schoenmakers (eds) Festivalising! Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture.Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2007, 328 pages.
 
Other Publications
Shulamith Lev-Aladgem, "’Do you Like Little Batya M?’: On the Bat Yam Theatre Festival", Teatron, 22, 2007 (pp. 11-16) (Hebrew).
Shulamith Lev-Aladgem and Anat First, "Community Theatre as a Site for Performing Gender and Identity", Teatron, 20, The Academic Issue: First Publication in Hebrew of Research Articles Previously Appeared in International Scientific Journals, 2007, pp. 43-49.
Shulamith Lev-Aladgem and Rimona Lapin, "Fringe Night Festival", Teatron, 23, 2008, pp. 40-43 (Hebrew).
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