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The Room Theater

Amir Orian as "Hitler" in his one man show
Amir Orian as "Hitler" in his one man show
 
NOEXIT: Rotem Ziv, Yoel Bloom, Avi Gibson Bar-el, Shelly Goral
NOEXIT: Rotem Ziv, Yoel Bloom, Avi Gibson Bar-el, Shelly Goral
 
HADIBUK AT THE ROOM: Maya Elron, Avi Gibson Bar-El
HADIBUK AT THE ROOM: Maya Elron, Avi Gibson Bar-El
 

The Room Theatre – Theatre Laboratory

Stage & Screen Arts

&

The Orian Method – The Open Circle

 

The Room Theatre – Theatre Laboratory

was established in Tel-Aviv in 1985,

in order to research, study and perform,

an alternative to performer’s behavior

in the environment of the artistic event.

This is a unique phenomenon in the

performing arts in Israel.

 

The artistic director is Amir Orian,

playwright, actor, director and theatre critic,

the creator of the Orian Method – The Open Circle.

This is a complete artistic system. The purpose of it is

to enlarge the range of the artistic perception and reaction.

 

The main idea of “The Orian Method – The Open Circle” is:

The continuance movement between History and the

Immediate and Authentic Personal Experience

creates the desired artistic (and Existential) Harmony.

 

The method is a search into the relationship between

Personal Artistic History, and the Immediate Experience

of the performer.

 

The first show of the Room theatre was

“The Dinner” (“Aruhat Ha’erev”), which opened in

Tel-Aviv in December 1, 1985. The show deals

with the relationship between Men, Society and God.

“The Dinner” provoked various reactions

and was regarded by audience and theatre professionals

as a controversial but brilliant and enlightening event.

 

In addition to shows, Mr. Orian holds workshops

for professional actors, for artists in the performing arts,

and open discussion meetings for various artists.

 

The Room Theatre does not operate only in its original room.

Shortly after “The Dinner” started running, The Room Theatre

held a one-time large-scale public performance,

on the beach in Tel-Aviv. The show named “The little mermaid

 and her flight to heaven in the arms of kitsch

included thirty performers. This was a sarcastic,

entertaining event, based on the very well known fairy tale.

 

Some of the domestic shows were performed outside

their original home, but only if the alternative space

could answer the show’s special demands, or if the show

could answer the special characteristics of the space.

This describes one of the method principles:

It’s recommended that The “Fictional Place” of the text

will meet and agree with the “Physical Place” of the show.

 

The Room Theatre considers every performance,

also as a “Demonstration show”. It means that

every performance in The Room Theatre is actually

also a demonstration of “The Orian Method – The Open Circle”.

Those performances clearly demonstrate the principles of the theory.

 

2009 – A special prize for life achievement was given to Amir Orian
by The Israeli Fringe Committee.

 

 

Performances:

The Dinner” (“Aruhat Ha’erev”)

Conceived & directed by A. Orian.
(First performance: 01.12.1985)

 

The little mermaid and her flight to heaven

 in the arms of kitsch

Directed by A. Orian. Setting: Nurit Tulnay. (09.09.1986)

 

Train of Madness” (“Rakevet Ha’shigaon”)

Written & performed by Yeuda Kidan.

Directed by Shlomi Mana.

Artistic Adviser: A. Orian. (October 1987)

 

Tear” (“Kriya”)

Written & directed by A. Orian.

Based on a novel by Bracha Seri. (22.10.1987)

 

Blood” (“Dam”)

Written & directed by A. Orian. (January 1992)

 

Clueless In Israel” (“Getz Ba’arafel”)

Written & performed by Itamr Netzer.

Directed by Ronen Covalski.

Artistic Adviser: A. Orian. (1998).

 

 NoExit” 

Translated & adapted by Amir Orian

from the original play by Jean Paul Sartre.

Directors: Avi Gibson Bar-El & Amir Orian (2002).

 

"The Car"

Street performance, Written & directed by A. Orian,

performed by Orto-Da Street Theatre Group,

with co-op. of The Room Theatre (2004).

 

"User Name General"

a satirical Cabaret.

Written & performed by A. Orian and Maya Elron (2005-6).

 

"Hadibuk at the Room"

A new version of the classic play "Hadibuk"

Written & Directed by A. Orian.

Performers: Maya Elron, Avi Gibson Bar-El & A. Orian. (2009).

"HITLER"

Monodrama by Amir Orian & Tova Rogel.
Directed by Amir Orian & Avi Gibson Bar-El.
Performed by Amir Orian (2012).

 

 

In addition to Performances,

The Room Theatre holds other activities:

- Special courses & workshops for actors & directors.

- A special course of “Creating with Dreams”

- Personal advisory for artists

- “Ha’meliya”: Open door meetings for artists of all fields.

- The Room Theatre Family E-mail Group.

 

 

Publications:

1. The Room Theatre – A new definition & notes

for Theatre concept. A. Orian. The Room Theatre, 1985. 

Includes the play “Aruchat Ha’erev” (Hebrew)

2. The room theatre – Theatre Laboratory,

Second volume, A. Orian. The Room Theatre, 1987.

Includes the play “Kriya” (Hebrew)

3. The Open Circle: Room Theatre

- Theatre Laboratory, Third volume, A. Orian.

Room Theatre, 1992. Includes the play “Dam” (Hebrew)

4. Ha’maagal Ha’patuach (The Open Circle),

A. Orian. Sifriat Poalim, 1998. (Hebrew)

 

 

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