Ofir Duan is from Israel, from a city called “Rishon Le Zion” (near Tel-Aviv).
Between 2004 – 2007 - I attended the “Kibbutzim College of Performing Arts” (one of the leading art schools in Israel) and got a Certificate in Acting.
Between 2009 – 2011 - I attended the “Kibbutzim College of Performing Arts” again and got my Certificate in Directing and Teaching Drama.
Since then, I have been acting permanently in fringe theatres around Israel. – (classical like Chekhov, Shakespeare… etc., and also contemporary material) – now acting in 6 different shows at a time.
I'm creating my own works. - I am writing plays and translating plays from English to Hebrew. (for instance, my adaptation to the novel "the painted bird" became a very successful one man show in "Israel festival" 2015).
I'm also translating a lot of plays and even books.
I translated “To The Actor” by Michael Chekhov to Hebrew – this will come out in September 2018.
I translated “For The Actor” by Lenard petit to Hebrew and working on the rights.
I am a high-school teacher at three different high-schools in Israel, one of them is the leading art school in the country "telma yalin".
in all of them I teach the Chekhov work.
I'm also teaching private intensives of the Chekhov work to professional actors in Israel, and offering workshops in Commedia dell’arte for years now.
I continue to develop my craft. Recent things I have been studying -
Commedia dell’arte with Didi Hopkins from the National Theatre, London.
Commedia dell’arte with Stefano de Luca from Piccolo Theatre in Italy.
Shakespearean acting through Alexander Technique (1-year with Moshe Malka from Israel).
I continue to grow with the Chekhov work and the NMCA pedagogy!