My name is Gur Arie Piepskovitz I am a theatre/performance maker residing in London originally from Tel-Aviv, Israel where I worked in commercial, local theatre and film. I have completed an MA in Performance with distinction at Goldsmiths University of London, 2016.
My work blurs the boundaries between theatre, performance art and cabaret through the use of meta-theatrical elements such as role-playing, self-irony and the intertwining of narratives. The multiple plots weave together historical icons and current affairs, giving modern issues a fresh new look.
Creating a theatrical tapestry has been my main interest in the past years; meta-theatre is a constant reminder of how life and art intertwine and how reality emerges on stage. I use role-playing to discern ideas about power-play and submission and to understand the gap between reality and image. As a result, questions of true or false, imagined or real, are implied in my work, not just in terms of content, but also in terms of form; actor vs. character, actor vs. self, content vs. context.
My works have been presented in venues such as Greenside at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, Camden People’s Theatre, Chisenhale Dance Space, Nunnery Gallery, and Toynbee studios (London).
As a performer/actor I participated in shows at the Tate Modern and The Yard Theatre, London.
2014-2016 Goldsmiths University of London, theatre and performance department, London
2006-2009 Yoram Lowenstein acting studio, Tel Aviv
Received the SHARETT scholarship in 2006-2007 from the AMERICA - ISRAEL cultural foundation
In the past few years, I have been working with children and adults teaching Hebrew and acting.
Together with Avihud Tidhar, I am running an acting workshop inspired by Jewish culture. For more details, contact me. I master editing programs and have been editing material for myself and for several other companies.