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Ran Avni Edit Profile

artistic director

Ran Avni, American artistic director. Recipient Outer Critics' Circle award, 1984, 89, Moment Magazine award, 1989, Downtown Theatre award, Villager, 1982. Corporal Israeli Paratroopers, 1959-1962.

Background

Avni, Ran was born on October 1, 1941 in Petach Tikva, Israel. Came to the United States, 1969. Son of Abraham and Shu Lamit (Gutman) Avni.

Education

Bachelor, Bet Zvi Drama, Ramat Gan, Israel, 1965. Master of Arts, Emerson College, 1972.

Career

Arts specialist Jewish Community Council Greater Boston, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1969-1972. Cultural arts director Jewish Community Council Staten Island, New York, 1972-1976. Founder, artistic director Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, since 1974.

Freelance director Broadway/Fiddle Ventures, New York City, 1990. Acting instructor City University of New York, 1987.

Membership

Corporal Israeli Paratroopers, 1959-1962.

Connections

Married Ora Bukobza, April 5, 1965. Married Lori Schainuck, July 29, 1983. 1 child, Sheerly.

father:
Abraham Avni

mother:
Shu Lamit (Gutman) Avni

spouse:
Ora Bukobza

spouse:
Lori Schainuck

child:
Sheerly Avni