Shulamit Bat-Dori, 1904-1985

Born in Warsaw and known as Mita, Bat-Dori immigrated to the Land of Israel in 1923 and brought theater to kibbutzim as an actress, playwright and theater director. Her plays targeted political issues, such as “The Trial,” which addressed the 1936-1939 Arab uprising. She founded the Kibbutz ha-Arzi Company in the 1930s and taught theater at Tel Aviv University from 1965 to 1974.

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