Yair Sherman is an award-winning theatre director and one of the most promising fresh voices in Israeli theater today.
Sherman was born in San Jose in 1984 and grew up in Jerusalem. In 2003, he moved to NYC where he studied at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). After completing his studies, Sherman returned to Israel where he lives in Tel Aviv. He has been working as a theatre director in numerous venues throughout the country and abroad, and teaches at Tel Aviv University and three of the country's leading dramatic academies.
In 2022 Sherman received the Milo award for "Best Director" for the Cameri Theatre production of Death of a Salesman, and in 2016, Sherman won awards for two separate productions: "Best Director" for his production of The Bacchae, at Israel’s annual Kipod Hazahav Fringe Theatre Awards, and "Best Director", "Best Play", and "Best Supporting Actor" for The Endless Mourner at The Kufar International Festival in Minsk, Belarus. In 2019 he was invited to Beijing to direct Hanoch Levin's epic play "Requiem".
Selected works: "Hamlet", "Death of a Salesman", "The Seagull", "The Maids", "The bride and the Butterfly Hunter", "Requiem", "Indecent", "A Winter Funeral".