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Born in Baltimore, moved to Israel in 1975, lived in a trailer home on a Galilee mountaintop while serving as a drill sergeant in the IDF.  Involved in theater since 1980, Uri has worked with numerous theater & dance companies & schools, is a former member of Academy for the Israel Theatre Prize, & a founding member of A.M.B.I.- Association of Israeli Stage Designers.  From 1990-96 resident lighting designer/technician for the Jerusalem Khan Theater, in which capacity he served as chief electrician for the Israeli-Palestinian production of Romeo & Juliet both in Israel and on three European tours.  Uri has been technical director for the Tzavta Theatre Club and the Gerard Behar Center in Jerusalem, and the Baltimore Theatre Project in Maryland, USA.  He has toured with Israeli & French companies in Europe & North America.  Until last year taught stage lighting at Emunah College in Jerusalem and the Kibbutz Seminar in Tel Aviv.  Presently living with his wife in Paris, Uri continues to design lighting for various theatre & dance companies in both Israel & France, tours France with several productions as technical director (regisseur), & consults on theatre planning & architectural lighting projects.  Web site- www.lightdesign.co.il

Productions for which Uri has designed lighting in recent years include:

In France- Laura Herts- Electric Lazy Land- Festival du Rire; Won Woman Show; Cie Caracole- Bouche Bée; Continent II- La musica deuxième; Le livre de Christophe Colombe; Kilometer Zero- Marion Davies and the Moon; Ecole Supérieure d'Art Dramatique de la Ville de Paris- CSTWERTSKST de Amnon Beham; Le Grand Celeste- circus, Paris. In New York- LaMama ETC- It Turns; Creation. In Israel- Habimah Israel National Theatre- Bash; Little Drama; (Teatronetto First Prize); Jerusalem Khan Theatre- Transient Shadow (nominated Israel Theatre Prize for light design); Rubber Merchants; Mollie du Sable; Dinner; Zone Libre; The Mountain & The Night; Side by Side by Sondheim; Be’er Sheva Theatre- Master of Two Servants; Haifa Theatre- Before the Bride Suffocates; Goodbye & Good Riddance; Suzanne Dellal Dance Centre, Tel Aviv- The Left-Handed Woman- Tamar Borer; Cloche- Elite Hyman; Tel Aviv Fringe Theatre- Hallo?; What We Talk About When We Talk About Love;Wooly Dog;Farnheim (Du-Oman First Prize); Oil on Cloth (Israel Theatre Prize- Best of Fringe 2000; Sometimes Elephants Pass Here;  Theatre Mekomi- Alley of White Chairs (Akko Festival First Prize ’98); Jerusalem Capital Theatre- Guys and Dolls; Jerusalem New Music Ensemble- Whirlpools- Israel Festival; Agadot- New York International Festival of the Arts.