for the first time in israel

The awards winning one man show by Niv Petel


לראשונה בישראל

הצגת היחיד זוכת הפרסים מאת ניב פטל

How would you raise your child, if you knew that one day their turn will come to hold a rifle?

KNOCK KNOCK describes what it’s like to be a parent in the shadow of armed conflict. The play follows the journey of Ilana, a single mother whose job as an Israeli Officer of Casualty Notifications is to knock on the door of families whose sons or daughters have been lost in war. Her conflict between motherhood and duty as citizen reaches a deafening climax when her only son chooses to serve on the front line of battle.Played entirely by Niv Petel, this immersive physical mono-drama cuts through the thick curtain of politics to tell a story about parenthood, friendship, love and sacrifice.

After winning awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the United Solo Festival NYC, a successful run at the WEST END in London, and a world tour in the UK, Hong Kong and the USA, KNOCK KNOCK is coming to Israel!


כקצינת נפגעים בצה"ל, אילנה, אם חד הורית, מלווה משפחות ששכלו את בניהם ובנותיהם במלחמות ישראל. אך כשמגיעה העת של בנה היחיד, אלעד, להתגייס לצבא, היא עומדת בפני דילמה הרת גורל. ניב פטל רוקם ברגישות ובהומור מערכת יחסים בין אם ובנה במונודרמת תיאטרון פיזי. איך זה לגדול במדינה שבה הצבא הוא חלק בלתי נפרד מחיי היום יום? בהשראת אירועים מהחיים ומבעד למסך הכבד של הפוליטיקה האיזורית,"נוק נוק" מספרת סיפור על הורות, חברות, אהבה והקרבה

לאחר שזכתה בפרסים בפסטיבל אדינבורו בסקוטלנד ובפסטיבל יונייטד-סולו בניו יורק, הופיעה בווסט אנד בלונדון, והסתובבה ברחבי בריטניה, ארה"ב והונג קונג, "נוק נוק" מגיעה לישראל
‘Let there be light’ - creating a vivid universe on the empty stage

Led by Niv Petel, the creator and performer of Knock Knock, the participants will explore in the workshop a few of the practical tools used in mono-dramas to create a 'whole universe' on the minimalist stage; From building the physicality of your character, to bringing to life the other characters and the surroundings.  Solo performers, are often being 'sentenced' to Minimalism due to financial and logistical reasons, and it becomes a forging force of their piece. The lack of theatrical elements, such as light, sound, set, costumes and... other actors, can be turned into a strength by recruiting the audience members to join forces with the performer, and complete the missing parts of the picture in their imagination.  They just need a bit of encouragement…  Principals from the fields of Mime, Physical Theatre, Method Acting, Dramatic Writing, and even from Brain Science are brought together to create the world of the play up to the tiniest detail.

Knock Knock at your venue

A performance of Knock Knock at your venue, whether it’s a theatre or a classroom (please contact to discuss technical requirements). By watching the show after participating in the workshop, the students will be able to identify different skills and tools used in it, and appreciate their contribution to the piece.

Post-show discussion with Niv and the students

The post-show Q&A session will allow the students to ask questions about the creative process of the piece and the themes it deals with. It is also a good opportunity to make connections between the different compartments of the day, and to discuss artistic choices and production methods.

THURSDAY*  *יום חמישי

18.7.19 | 18:00

AACI, JERUSALEM

2 POALEI TZEDEK STREET, JERUSALEM








* The Show is in english

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לכרטיסים
‘Let there be light’ - creating a vivid universe on the empty stage

Led by Niv Petel, the creator and performer of Knock Knock, the participants will explore in the workshop a few of the practical tools used in mono-dramas to create a 'whole universe' on the minimalist stage; From building the physicality of your character, to bringing to life the other characters and the surroundings.  Solo performers, are often being 'sentenced' to Minimalism due to financial and logistical reasons, and it becomes a forging force of their piece. The lack of theatrical elements, such as light, sound, set, costumes and... other actors, can be turned into a strength by recruiting the audience members to join forces with the performer, and complete the missing parts of the picture in their imagination.  They just need a bit of encouragement…  Principals from the fields of Mime, Physical Theatre, Method Acting, Dramatic Writing, and even from Brain Science are brought together to create the world of the play up to the tiniest detail.

Knock Knock at your venue

A performance of Knock Knock at your venue, whether it’s a theatre or a classroom (please contact to discuss technical requirements). By watching the show after participating in the workshop, the students will be able to identify different skills and tools used in it, and appreciate their contribution to the piece.

Post-show discussion with Niv and the students

The post-show Q&A session will allow the students to ask questions about the creative process of the piece and the themes it deals with. It is also a good opportunity to make connections between the different compartments of the day, and to discuss artistic choices and production methods.

‘Let there be light’ - creating a vivid universe on the empty stage

Led by Niv Petel, the creator and performer of Knock Knock, the participants will explore in the workshop a few of the practical tools used in mono-dramas to create a 'whole universe' on the minimalist stage; From building the physicality of your character, to bringing to life the other characters and the surroundings.  Solo performers, are often being 'sentenced' to Minimalism due to financial and logistical reasons, and it becomes a forging force of their piece. The lack of theatrical elements, such as light, sound, set, costumes and... other actors, can be turned into a strength by recruiting the audience members to join forces with the performer, and complete the missing parts of the picture in their imagination.  They just need a bit of encouragement…  Principals from the fields of Mime, Physical Theatre, Method Acting, Dramatic Writing, and even from Brain Science are brought together to create the world of the play up to the tiniest detail.

Knock Knock at your venue

A performance of Knock Knock at your venue, whether it’s a theatre or a classroom (please contact to discuss technical requirements). By watching the show after participating in the workshop, the students will be able to identify different skills and tools used in it, and appreciate their contribution to the piece.

Post-show discussion with Niv and the students

The post-show Q&A session will allow the students to ask questions about the creative process of the piece and the themes it deals with. It is also a good opportunity to make connections between the different compartments of the day, and to discuss artistic choices and production methods.

Writer, Director and Performer: Niv Petel
Artistic advisor: Maia Levy
Set and Costume Design: Rhiannon White
Original Light Design: Oliver Bush






כתיבה, בימוי וביצוע:  ניב פטל
יעוץ אומנותי: מאיה לוי
עיצוב תפאורה ותלבושת: ריאנון ווייט
עיצוב תאורה: אוליבר בוש