Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Stav Palti Negev

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

Stav Palti Negev is a NYC-based Israeli playwright. Her play Salim Salim, received the Best Play Award at the 2014 Israel Fringe Theater Festival and ran for two years at Tmuna Theater in Tel-Aviv, 2015 – 2017. Her play Elsewhere: A Play for an Audience of One premiered at the Israel Fringe Theater Festival in 2016. Stav’s work has been developed through The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, The Lark, The Orchard Project, and The 14th Street Y, among others. Stav was a fellow of the 2017 Emerging Writers Group at The Public, and she is a member of the Middle Eastern American Writers Lab at The Lark. In 2018 Stav developed a virtual reality (VR) adaption of Elsewhere in collaboration with The Public Theater. She is currently working on a script for a Polish-Israeli film and on a new immersive play based on the painting The Garden of Earthly Delights. Other plays include Stay Safe and The Consulate.

While at MacDowell, Stav started working on her new play, The Green Card Race, which tells Stav's immigration story from a personal angle, taking viewers into the tedious process immigrants have to go through to receive permanent resident status in the U.S. She was awarded the Woodward International Playwriting Prize in 2021, and her play Salim Salim will be produced at New Hampshire University in spring of 2022.



Stav Palti Negev worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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