Ruti Tamir
Theater & Mime
רותי תמיר
תיאטרון ופנטומימה
Four Fables and a Queen | 2012

Four stories wrapped in a story: A comic creation in
words and mime for eight aninmals and one queen.

What happens when a Queen-Judge loses her reflection in the
mirror one day?
What happens to the animals who come seeking her help?
Will the queen ever see herself in the mirror again?
Will the animals ever stop bickering?
All the answers and more await in “Four Fables and A Queen” 

Ages: 6-10.
Actress: Ruti Tamir (playing 9 characters).
Voice over: Bobby Lax.
Artistic advisor: Pnina Gery
Costumes: Michal Sagie.
Set: Yuval Kedem - Galileo.
Original music: Alberto Shwartz.
 "Classic minimalism. Tamir, the actress and creator, does not need to lean on a thing when she is on stage, bewitching audiences big and small. With high level text and virtuous mime, Tamir shows there is no need for multimedia and special effects. When you have a good story and know how to tell it-it simply works" Mako online arts website 

“Tamir has created a magical world of imagination, an hour of thought, a dialouge of the mind. One actress, four fables and a captivated audience. True respect for the young and for adults, creating a high quality artistic performance”. Saloona Womens’ web site
“Tamir shifts from the Queen to the eight animals with striking, facinating fluency. Audiences get to experience the art of Mime and physical theater that is not very common, in a top quality
theater performance". 
“Gallery”, Haaretz national newspaper

“A performance that respects its audience. Tamir is a virtuoso, a superb, brilliant actress, who created a glorious show". Music for young Adults

Beyond Words | 2011

A performance about the point in pantomime.
A comic, poetic, moving performance of mime,
combining comedy and drama, virtuoso movement
and acting, esthetics and whimsical imagination.
An evening of short stories without words, with words
and all that exists beyond the words.

Costumes: Michal Sagie.   Set: Ruti Tamir.
"High Quality, a captivating evening of mime.
Tamir is Extreemly talanted and fine in her work. A moving,
touching performance".

The Epoch Times, Israel

"The work is precise, clean, powerfull and emotional".
Tzomet Hasharon

"A super performance! Interesting, varied, highly recommended!".
Miri Krimolowsky, Reshet Beit, Israeli radio

"The audience came out of the performance excited and exhilarated, after a morning of mime and theater we have not seen in a long,
long time".   
Yad Le’Banim, Raanana
Book, Woman, Home | 2010

A literary creation following Nobel prize winning
author Shai Agnon’s characters.

Agnon’s life story  is woven into the lives of his
charaters, coming alive on stage: Tehila, A Simple
story, Shira are a few of the stories played out in this

Love, pain, humor and wit, Agnon’s writings are
celebrated in an evening of literature, language
​and theater.

Set: Yuval Kedem - Galileo.   Sound: Yoni Tal.

"An impressive evening".

"A magical evening that shall remain with us for a very long time".
Ein Anaziv Kibbutz

"Highly recommended for all who seek and love the arts and culture.
Tamir is an iImmensely gifted actress with loads of charisma and charm".

Mishmar Haemek Kibbutz
Mime Here

Ages 4-8.
A mime show with audience participation.

A mysterious guest arrives from a country where
everything is done in mime.
She shares with the children this wonderful form of
expression through performance and mime games.
This show is filled with imagination, humor and music.

A moving, physical, inspiring experience for young
The Heads | 2004

A serious comedy about an existence with no exit.
Two heads, wearing archaic helmets, are peering out
of the seat of an old, dilapidated sofa. They are A' and
B', former soldiers from an unknown army and today
neither here nor there. They pass the time playing
games with each other, dreaming, reminiscing,
planning, fighting and making up.
They hold on to the impossible reality of their lives,
insisting on remaining heroes in their own minds.
In the background are songs from Israel's
quintessential army songs and hymns.

Written and performed by: Ruti Tamir, Ofra Hoffman.
Directing and dramaturgy: Eyal Nachmias.
Set: Rami Dekel.   Hats: Yehudit Grinshpan.
"A fantastically impressive visual effect is displayed as lights come up on The Heads, a sort of an Israeli tribute to Samuel Becket.
Tamir and Hoffman, are superb as the two heads, literally trapped in the sofa, bickering, cracking jokes, making up, diving into nostalgia".

The City

"A thought provoking, captivating, highly original play. In the background are sounds of patriotic songs and gun fights suggesting possibly
a local, relevant context, yet first and foremost this is an esthetic, original theatrical experience".

The Observer

"Engaging, funny and touching, The Heads is a must see".
Stage Online

"The Heads is a creative, original, thought provoking play. Tamir and Hoffman perform an exact, virtuous array of expression and emotion, with only their heads peeping from the sofa, mesmerizing the audience".
Haaretz, Arts review
Mimaneto | 2004

A classical, French style mime performance,
Composed of different stories, characters and
situations ranging in theme from the absurd to the
abstract, Accompanied by music, masks and props.
Bliss! | 2002

A whimsical physical comic-tragedy.

An absurd comedy in movement and (a few) words
A surreal duet for a woman and a doll, about longing
and love.

She has fulfilled her dream and is crazy in love.
He is quiet and introspective.
Not involved in the above.

Created and performed by: Ruti Tamir
Artistic advisor: Ze’ev Kalati.   Costumes: Iris Naiis.
Doll: Ruti Tamir.   Set: Diti Ofek.   Sound: Yuval Havkin.
"Tamir is an independent theater creator, with loads of talent, emotion, captivating physical abilities and imagination".
Merav Yudilovitz, Ynet

"Tamir has a hypnotizing and funny affect . With her sharp abilities as a mime, dancer and acting, she presents an original,
comic discussion about the subject of love".

Maariv (National newspaper, Israel)

In BLISS! , Ms. Tamir weaves with much talent a unique story of emotions, in  the most fantastic way".
DIG, Hamburg, Germany

"An excellent performance. A level of performance one does not see much of nowaday".
The Stage website, Israel

"BLISS! creates an original, wild and cartoon like, yet realistic manifest of the fear of being alone.
Tamir, an enormously charismatic performer, is extremely funny and engaging at the same time".

Nava Zukerman, Artistic Director, Tmuna Theater
Bobby & Goony | 1999

Ages 4-9.
A magical play for children in movement and in words.
A comic, colorful, visual , moving show about old
neighbors and new friendships. Blue Bobby and Yellow
Goony live in the same nieghborhood, but feel that
they are very different from each other. In the midst of
everyday tasks, they find the way to learn about each
other and become good friends.

Written, designed and directed by: Ruti Tamir
Actors: Gavriel Hadar, Ruti Tamir.
Music: Yuval Havkin.
Set: Peter Gudanov, Rami Dekel.
Props: Anat Chen.
Costumes: Hadas Gertman.
"A wonderful show! The children were thrilled, laughed and cheered.
The ideas and the lessons in the play were effective as well as emotionally moving".

Phillips Center, Tibirias

“Bobby and Goony represents all that should exist  in a play for children.
Clever, positive, funny. The kids were simply thrilled watching this show!".

Dimona Cultural Center

"A fabulous show! Hughly detailed, moving, superb performance. The soft, colorful set pieces creat a magical, gentle feel. Top Quality".
Holon center for child development
Boxing | 1997

A physical theater performance about
falling and rising up again.

A comic absurdist, visual, hyper, clownish creation In
14.5 scenes combining text, dance and modern mime.

Created and directed by: Ruti Tamir.
Co-created and performed by:
Fabrice Avno, Beat Vought, Ruti Tamir.
Sound: Leon Spooner, Michael Visbard.
Costumes and props: Arlequino, Ruti Tamir.
Where's Gogo? | 2021

The latest hit show for children ages 4-120.

She appears out of nowhere, with a small suitcase in hand
 and a big question in her heart: Where is Gogo?
But….. Who is Gogo
What is Gogo?
Can you see Gogo?

A funny, clownish, quirky mesmerizing show Without (almost) any words about searching, hoping, and finding 
The unique Gogo, that is inside of you.

Created, directed, designed, and performed by: Ruti Tamir.
Costumes: Marina Moysiva.
Original music: Yoni Tal.
"With elite technique and pure talent, visionary and filled with imagination, the almost wordless show leaves much room for thought and interpretation and keeps the young audiences attentive and alert, devoted and sailing in their imagination. Tamir's ability to tell a complete story with her body and facial expressions is pure magic. Tamir keeps the flame of mime burning and manages to attract audiences of young and old thanks to her great talent. This minimalistic and fine production is a Perline made from " Expensive " raw materials. It is a dream that will give you a lot of material for a lively philosophical conversation with the children on the way home".  
Merav Yudilovitch, The Stage website.  

"Tamir sweeps by storm, a whole hall of children and their parents into the world she created. The play touches the hearts of every child who sat in the audience. There is no doubt that this is a wonderful and unique performance. In her sensitivity, intelligence and creativity, Tamir manages to draw the entire audience into a magical and captivating journey on stage"  Martha Knows Website
"A play that combines a few words, lots of tremendous mime by Tamir, a setting that hides treasures and a soul, lots, and lots of soul. 50 magical minutes. Loved it very much!"  Odelia Tzadok Culture Blog
"A highly recommended show, beautiful movement, aesthetics, and a kind of elegant classicism. Tamir plays a gender- less and age- less, imaginary, clownish character, in a dreamy, theatrical reality... It can be said that Gogo and Beckett's Godo are kindred spirits….  
Tamir's every gesture and movement are long and expressive, full of the classical grace refined precision of a ballerina...the four year old was captivated, exiting the theater with sparkling eyes and a smile" 
Nano Shabtay, "Galeria" Haaretz National Paper

"The virtuoso actress and wonderful creator Ruti Tamir in her new show "Where is Gogo", a powerful, visual, clownish show, without (or hardly any) words. The child who came with me set captivated throughout the show, used her imagination together with the actress and the rest of the kid in the audience. Do not miss this show!"
Naama Tzemach, Culture Blogger

A show that respects its audience, a quality performance that evokes the imagination, curiosity, emotion, thought and pleasure. Run, do not walk, to "Where is Gogo".  Tamir is wonderful in her new work, with amazing Mime, voice, movement. The audience goes on a search for Gogo, accompanied by excellent music that wraps the show so well and so accurately!  This show is Magic! 
Sari Bin Noon, Ashdod Cultural Center
A Visitor For Bear | 2019

A musical tale About a Bear, a Mouse, a Cup of Tea,
and one Great Big Door.

Written and directed by: Ruti Tamir and Gabriel Hadar
Based on the award winning 
"A Visitor For Bear" books, by Bonny Becker

Original music: Yuval Bilgorai and Elad Tal
Set and Costumes: Yasmin Wollek
Lights: Dania Zemmer

For ages 4+

Production of the Mediatheque Children's Theater, Israel.
About the show:

A grumpy Bear does not get along with anyone, ever.
A small, enthusiastic, determined Mouse, arrives at his home.
Will Mouse be able to persuade Bear to have tea and cookies
with him, sharing a wonderful new world of friendship?
Will it go ever so smoothly from the first tap, on Bear's door?

Beat Box, Electric guitar and Sax, Meet The Odd Couple
in this modern, innovative, Cool and hip show for kids,
A physical theater comedy for five actors , live music,
And lots of musical instruments.

"This show is magic. It's a gem. Reccomended for anyone who has
a child or better yet- anyone who looks to fill their hearts and be
thrilled. Surprise is the word that comes to mind. To an almost empty
stage enter three musicians and a Bear. The surprise is how in
seconds, that almost empty stage captivates the audience for the
next hour. The show is exciting, funny, sad, and kept all kids and
adults on the edge of their seats. The actors are filled with tiny
nuances, physically, vocally. The music, all played live, including
all sound effects- is like another character on stage.
The set is intelligently used, its movement on stage is clean and
exact. All is done so well and just in the right amount and manner,
and the music, oh! The music!!"
    Saloona website

"Everything on stage looks and sound superb. The three musicians
/ storytellers, the actors who portray Bear and Mouse are all brilliant.
The audience- young and not so young were enthralled and could
relate to Bear. They were glad to see that in friendship- even when
its tough at times, it is well worth it."    
Woman magazine

"This show was created by extremely gifted people. It is an amazing
concoction of story telling and music. The music drives the plot,
creating emotional worlds, supporting the story and at times equal
to it. The story tellers/musicians are at times a reflection of Bear,
at times a reflection of the audience. This is not a conservative show,
it is funky and filled with groove, creating a happy, feel good
musical-story-telling performance, that feels like a classic."

The Stage website
Audience Feedback:

"We have not seen such a good performance, for a long long while. This show raises the standarts of theater for children.
Such respect for its audience. intelligent acting, full of nuance, mime and slapstic in the right amount, the set filled with surprises,
costumes that are far from banal, the live music- gets a huge WOW!!! the humor is also expressed thru the sound. The kids were simply captivated.
I wish all shows for children were of such high quality!!!!"   
  Mother in the audience, with 3 kids, Tel Mond, Israel

"The show we have seen yesterday surpassed all shows we have seen, in the past few years. We wish to congratulate the creators of this show
and express our thanks. We so very much enjoyed it! Finally, a show that respects its audience- parents and children, a production that is so
superb and so exact, hopefully the Meditheque theater will bring this show to theaters around the world, to have the world see it!"

Grandmother in the audience, Ramat Hahsaron, Israel
© Ruti Tamir 2015