Israeli director Yaeli Ronen has been nominated for the New Theatrical Realities Prize, which will be awarded for the 11th year in the framework of the Europe Theatre Prize ceremony.
Ronen is the first Israeli director to be nominated for the prestigious award, which also includes a €30,000 financial grant.
The Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities was founded with the objective of encouraging new and innovative trends and dramatic expressions in European theater. The prize recipients are honored for the originality and innovativeness of their works.
The prize can be awarded to an individual or an artistic collective. This year Scotland's National Theatre is nominated for the prize alongside Ronen.
The jury for the prize is comprised of representatives of the International Association of Theatre Critics, UNESCO's International Theatre Institute, the International Association of Theatre Critics and of major theaters and festivals in Europe.
The prize's recipients in recent years include late playwright Harold Pinter, the British Royal Court Theatre and director Anatoly Vasiliev.
In recent years Ronen has directed plays in various European theatres, including in Dresden, Wroclaw, Berlin and London.