Zikit Theater is a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural theater, operating at Tefen in the Galilee. The theater is located at El-Patio House in Tefen’s unique industrial area, and some of the productions make use of this structure’s different and interesting spaces. All of the group members are theater professionals, Galilee residents, Jews, and Arabs. The use of a visual universal language and few spoken words makes the shows equally enjoyable for speakers of different languages.
Founder and director, Pablo Ariel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and immigrated to Israel in 1971. He graduated with a degree in creative education at the Kibbutzim College in 1974. In 1978, Ariel directed his first concert, which was a collaboration between the Kov Group and the Jerusalem Symphony. That year he went on tour around the world, performing with a single show at festivals and theaters in France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Uruguay. Upon his return to Israel, in 1982, Ariel developed the field of outdoor shows at festivals, including the street theater. He has since directed and participated in dozens of street shows in Israel and around the world.
All productions in the theater were written and directed by Ariel, with some of them playing himself.