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Awards

Helen Hayes Award Best Director of a Play 2016       Washington, USA ~ “SALOME”

Helen Hayes Award Best Play 2016             Washington, USA ~ “SALOME”

Helen Hayes Award Best Ensemble in a Play 2016 Washington, USA ~ “SALOME”

Olivier Award Best Revival *Nomination 2015       London, UK ~ “THE CRUCIBLE”

Evening Standard Best Director *Nomination 2014         London, UK ~ “THE CRUCIBLE”

BroadwayWorld UK/West End Best Director 2014           London, UK ~ “THE CRUCIBLE”

Asian Media award Best Live Event 2014                 London, UK ~ “NIRBHAYA”

Dora Mavor Moore Award 2014                             Toronto, Canada ~ “MIES JULIE”

Elliot Norton Award 2013                               Boston, USA ~ MIES JULIE

Naledi Best Director Award 2013
South Africa ~ “MIES JULIE”

Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2013
Edinburgh, Scotland ~ “NIRBHAYA”

Scotsman Fringe First Award 2013
Edinburgh, Scotland ~ “NIRBHAYA”

Angel Herald Award 2013
Edinburgh, Scotland ~ “NIRBHAYA”

Best Of Edinburgh Award 2012
Edinburgh, Scotland ~ “MIES JULIE”

Scotsman Fringe First Award 2012
Edinburgh, Scotland ~ “MIES JULIE”

Angel Herald Award 2012
Edinburgh, Scotland ~ “MIES JULIE”

Fleur de Kap Best Director Award 2012
Cape Town, South Africa ~ “MIES JULIE”

Naledi Best Director Award 2008
South Africa ~ "MOLORA"

Naledi Best Cutting Edge Production 2008
South Africa ~ "MOLORA"

TMA Best Director Nomination 2008
United Kingdom ~ "MOLORA"

Drama Desk Award Nomination 2007
New York, USA ~ “AMAJUBA"

Angel Herald Award 2003
Edinburgh, Scotland ~ "AMAJUBA"

FNB Vita Best Director 2001
South Africa ~ "SEZAR"

FNB Vita Best Production 2001
South Africa ~ "SEZAR"

BBC Gold Sony Award 2001
London, UK ~ "WOMAN IN WAITING"

Scotsman Fringe First Award 2000
Edinburgh, Scotland ~ "WOMAN IN WAITING"

FNB Vita Best Director Award 1999
South Africa ~ "SHOPPING & FUCKING"

FNB Vita Best Production Award 1999
South Africa ~ "SHOPPING & FUCKING"

FNB Vita Best Actress in a supporting actress 1996 
South Africa ~ Performance in "Kafka Dances"

Yaël Farber - BIO

Yaël Farber is a multiple award-winning director and playwright of international acclaim. Her productions have toured the world extensively - earning her a reputation for hard-hitting, controversial works of the highest artistic standard. She has most recently directed a highly acclaimed production of Loraine Hansberry’s unfinished final work LES BLANCS for the National Theatre in London. Her recent production of SALOMÉ (written and directed by Farber) for Washington’s Shakespeare Theater Company  was received powerfully by the press, was nominated for 10 and and won 7 Helen Hayes Awards - including Best Director and Best Play 2015. Farber’s recent production of Arthur Miller’s THE CRUCIBLE for The Old Vic at London’s West End, garnered no less than ten 5-star reviews from the UK’s top press publications, and a rave review from The New York Times. The production is one of the most successful in The Old Vic’s illustrious history. NIRBHAYA (directed and written by Farber in India 2013) earned exceptional reviews and three international awards at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. MIES JULIE (written and directed by Farber) 

won a string of international awards at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, was named one of the Top Ten Productions of 2012 by The New York Times, and Top 5Productions of 2012 by The Guardian. NIRBHAYA, MIES JULIE and several other works written and directed by Ms. Farber continue currently on prestigious international touring circuits. 

A selection of her awards include: BroadwayWorld Best Director (2014); Asian Media Award (2014); The Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award (2013); Best of Edinburgh Award (2012); Scotsman Fringe First Awards (2000, 2012, 2013); Herald Angel Awards (2003, 2012, 2013); South Africa’s Fleur du Cap (2012), Vita (1991) and Naledi Awards (2002, 2008, 2013); Boston’s Elliot Norton Award (2013); Canada’s Dora Mavor Moore Award (2014) and a BBC Sony Award (2001). She was named Artist of the Year in her native South Africa (2003).

Her productions have toured across the major cities of the USA, the UK, Africa, Canada, Australia, Japan, Europe, India, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Hong Kong. She has been an invitee at the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab (NYC), a guest artist at Mabou Mines Theatre Company (NYC), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), The Public Theater (NYC) and the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab (Utah). She served as Head of the Directing Program at the National Theatre School of Canada between 2009 and 2012. Ms. Farber was named amongst the top 100 South Africans by Citypress in 2013. Her plays are published by OBERON BOOKS (London, UK).

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