The play "Beresheet" is a vibrant presentation that
reflects the emotions and yearnings for peace of these special youngsters. It is
the product of co-operation by all the participants, resulting from training,
monologues, and a journey into the very soul of each and every actor.
Using their bodies, through music and pantomime, the actors,
from the Arab villages, the kibbutzim, the moshav and the settlements in the
area, express their inner thoughts and burning desires to accept people and be
accepted as they are.
The actors wanted to convey a message of tolerance and a deep
aversion to war. The joy of creativity resulted in a sense of cohesion and deep
kinship among the actors. The process they underwent gave them meaning and hope
for a better future.
All issues relating to the performance - costumes, colours, the
name of the play - were decided upon by the group after thought-provoking,
The name “Beresheet” comes from the hope that their message will bring about
change in the world.
The play is valuable for its message to a wide-ranging audience:
high-school students, community centres, organisations and youth overseas, Jews
and non-Jews, in Israel and in the world. It conveys a message of criticism as
well as optimism and great hope.
The play is significant for anyone who wants to know what
youngsters in Israel, and also in many other parts of the world, really feel.