The Nalaga’at Theater was established in 2002 by Adina Tal and Eran Gur with the purpose of integrating deaf-blind people into society, advancing their needs and aspirations and to grant them the opportunity of self-expression and exercising the most basic of their rights – contributing to the society.
Through the years, “Not by Bread Alone” drum beats could be heard on stage. This signal announces the start of a new scene. The on stage actors cannot see the hand beating the drum and likewise cannot hear the sound. The actors have learned to sense and feel its vibration. This ability is due to a long and complex process in which the actors learned to feel the vibration of the rhythm as it travels through the air.
Adina Tal immigrated to Israel from Switzerland at the age of 20 and has worked for many years in the field of theater as both a director and actress. Together with the deaf-blind ensemble of actors and actresses, Adina Tal built the first performance “You Hear the Light in Zig Zag”, and later the show “Not by Bread Alone” and in addition, the children’s production “Rooster Prince”. By means of the Nalaga’at project, the perpetual dream comes true in new manners of communication between the group actors on the one hand, and between the actors and the audience on the other.