Guy Ben-Aharon

Stage Director, Producer, and Cultural Entrepreneur in Boston, Massachusetts

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Born in Israel, Guy is a dynamic cultural entrepreneur, producer and stage director committed to international voices and cultural bridges.

As the Founder of Israeli Stage, an organization dedicated sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre and dialogue, Guy has directed the North American Premiere Production of Ulysses on Bottles, produced in partnership with ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage, and his own adaptation of Anat Gov's Oh God which played to sold out houses in Boston and in the Berkshires, and won the 2017 Elliot Norton Award for Best Production (Midsize).

With the success of Israeli Stage, Guy was asked to launch and curate programs within existing cultural institutions (Goethe-Institut, Austrian Cultural Forum New York & Tel-Aviv, swisssnexBoston, Alliance Française) to promote international voices in the American theatrical landscape, accumulating to a body work of over 50 premieres of plays in translation since 2010. His unique dedication to international theatre has resulted in tours up and down the East Coast from Atlanta to Toronto, in partnership with over fifty academic and cultural institutions.

A proud Emerson College alum, Guy is a member of the ROI Global Entrepreneurs Community, a 2013 Theaterreffen Fellow in Berlin, Germany, a 2015 AdR Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, and an Inaugural Chai in the Hub-Award-winner (Top 18 Leaders under 45) awarded by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

His work has garnered him profiles in The Boston Globe, Ha’aretz,The Improper Bostonian, The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, The Washington Post,and numerous other press outlets.

  • Education
    • Emerson College