Zalmen or the madness of God


A play by Elie Wiesel

Directed by Guila Clara Kessous

Devorah Oxman

Devorah Oxman was born in Passaic, New Jersey but brought up on Mount Desert Island, Maine. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and M. Architecture from UC Berkeley.  She moved to Israel in her twenties to fulfill her lifelong dream of living in the Holy Land. She settled in the artist colony of Safed where she practiced architecture and founded a handmade ceramic tile company.  Currently she is living in Sharon Mass, temporarily away from her home in Safed. Her interest in working on the production of Zalmen grew out of her profound respect of the works of Elie Weisel and feels honored to have been given the opportunity to be a part of the production.


Guila Clara Kessous

Assistant Director

Kathryn Kozlark

Graphic Designer

Samuel Bak


Roberto Mighty


Heather Simon

make up wig designer

Lenna Kaleva

Puppet creator and coach

Yavni Bar-Yam

Props Manager

Kaitlan Hannan

Costumes & Props

Devorah Oxman

Casting & PR

Dan Yonah Ben-Dror Marshall

Poster Designer

Zachary Bos


Edwin Geist


Tristan Govignon

Seacia Pavao