Ensemble Bama-Ivrit, a branch of Jewish Circle Theatre (JCT), was founded nine years ago as a community theatre in the Bay Area to present contemporary and original Israeli plays. The shared goal of Bama Ivrit and JCT is to enrich and enhance Jewish cultural life in our community by creating and presenting thought-provoking and impassioned theatre that connects Israel and the Jewish community through forthright and uplifting artistry.
Ofra Daniel is the founder & artistic director of JCT and Bama-Ivrit. The Ensemble is composed of twenty people in a variety of roles including actors, musicians, production managers, producers, set, sound, and costume designers. Bama-Ivrit has produced: Cabaret Levin, The Vagina Monologues, Edges, Chips of Life, The Housemother, Lysistrata 2000, and plenty more. See more of our past performances here.
JCT has staged playback shows, dramatic and music plays, and also original children's theatre. Bama-Ivrit shows are in Hebrew with English supertitles. In 2018, Love Sick, an original play written, composed and performed by Ofra Daniel received the Glickman Award for best original play to premiere in the Bay Area.
The Theatre invites and encourages your thoughts, creativity, and participation.
Please reach out if you'd like to become involved!