Amer Hlehel

Amer Hlehel is an actor, playwright and director based in Haifa. He has written several plays, including “Taha”, best production- Asian arts award- Edinburgh 2017, “Lanterns of The King of Galilee”, an adaptation from a novel written by Ibrahim Nasrallah, the children’s play “Juha and Bahlol”, “What the Story is All About”, and “Almushakhesati – the Player” with Firas Khateeb and Ala Hlehel. He also acted in numerous productions, including Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in David Farr’s production at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon; “Goats” at The Royal Court Theatre, London; “A Servant of Two Masters”;  “Death and the Maiden”;“I am Yusuf and This is My Brother” by Amir Nizar Zuabi, at the Young Vic (London) ; and in Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony” at the Young Vic (London), directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, He has also performed as Diab in “Diab” (Award for Best Actor and Best Solo Performance at the Masraheed Festival, 2005, Acco) and as Enkido in “Gilgamesh Didn’t Die”.

Hlehel’s film work includes Palestinian films: “Tel Aviv On Fire”, “Personal Affairs”, “The Idol”, “The Time that Remains”, “Amreeka”, “Man Without a Cell Phone” and the Golden Globe award-winning “Paradise Now”. His work as a stage and film director includes “What the Story is All About”, “Breaking News”, “Finding the Dream”, “Thanks”, “Prayer” (on video) and “Altagreeba”. Hlehel is the Director of Qadita Productions in Haifa and a Sundance Institute Theatre Program alumnus.