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Technical Director: Gary Benson, Multi-media Director specializes in the design and installation of high-end audiovisual equipment. Gary has overseen a wide range of projects for clients in the entertainment industry. His expertise has benefited Keshet Chaim tremendously, in particular as technical supervisor for "Neshama." Gary was instrumental in directing the recording of the voiceover (featuring the voice of Frank Sinatra Jr.) as well producing the multi-media program for Neshama. The company counts on him for their ongoing daily technical needs.

Director of Production: David Azulay, founder of Teev Events Inc., is recognized as the leading Israeli music agent, producer, and manager in North America. David is dedicated to introducing American audiences to the most top quality, cutting edge, and diverse Israeli culture. He has worked with Jewish organizations, Universities, and mainstream music and cultural festivals throughout North, Central, and South America. David Azulay has been proclaimed by many as "the de-facto Minister of Culture for Israel" in the US. Most leading Israeli artists are represented by David Azulay at Teev Events. In addition to his work with Israeli artists, David Azulay has produced and managed events for many fortune 500 companies and organizations throughout the US. Some of the most notable ones include the USTA US Open in Flushing Meadows, NY and the inauguration of President George W. Bush in 2001. www.teev.com

Digital Presentation Designer: David C. Fein, created and choreographed the multimedia projections for this production. David is a film producer, graphic artist and technologist with vast experience in the photo and video field. A recent example of his multimedia work was a projected tribute to Alexander Courage for his memorial service. In the film world, David has produced making-of documentaries for films like Alien, The Last Starfighter, and The Guns of Navarone. Most notably, David worked closely with Robert Wise as the Producer of Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition. David is excited to be working on his first production with Keshet Chaim and looks forward to future collaborations.

Lighting:

Ric Zimmerman Selected credits include the West Coast premiere of OUT OF MY HEAD and TWELFTH NIGHT with the Mechanicals; the premiere of AFTER THE AUTUMN for Vanguard Rep; TAMING OF THE SHREW, WAIT UNTIL DARK and MIDSUMMER at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse; THE DIVINERS, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and EQUUS at the Production Company; KISMET and RAGTIME at the Madrid; Corporate clients: The NHRA, Center Theatre Group and Panasonic. Dance credits: LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE (China, Russia and Brazil), THE PASADENA DANCE FESTIVAL, SYNAPSE DANCE THEATRE, RHAPSODY IN TAPS, THEATRE BETHUNE and LINEAGE DANCE. Concert lighting credits include: Cyndi Lauper, Lea Salonga, Esperanza Spalding, Judy Collins, The Bird and the Bee, Ringo Starr and the Fishtank Ensemble.

Eileen Cooley, along with Liz Stillwell and Monique L'Heureux is a partner in the Dance Design Alliance. She worked with Keshet Chaim from 1992-2008 and has toured with the company to Texas, Utah and Moscow. She currently serves as Lighting Designer for such companies as the Pasadena Dance Theater, Kin Dance Company, Danza Floricanto/USA, AVAZ International Dance Theater, Viver Brasil and Marion Scott's Spirit Dances. She has been honored with six Lester Horton Awards for Excellence in Lighting for Dance. Recent designs for theater include Fritz Coleman's The Reception at the Vistory Theater and the West Coast debut of Andrew Lippa's Wild Party at UCLA. Her work in theater has earned her two Dramalogue and one L.A. Weekly Award for Lighting Design.


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