Miryam Zalzberg | the Train Theater

Miryam Zalzberg


  • 2006 ― Year-long course in body theater, Tel Aviv
  • 2000-2004 Mind-body therapy, Elbaum College, Jerusalem
  • 1992-1996 ― Theater studies at the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem
  • 1986-1988 ― Psychology studies, University of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1985-1987 ― Dance and folk dance studies, EDITI Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Education and Teaching

  • 2014-2015 ― Taught senior citizens to create puppet theater shows for kindergarteners in the Train Theater’s Sa-Buba project
  • 2013-2015 ― Body theater and puppet theater for grade 3 at Merhavim School for Gifted Children, Judah Region
  • 2012-2014 ― Taught afternoon extracurricular classes to Grades 2, 3 and 5 at the Experimental School in the city center; taught recycling art, drama and puppet theater at the Argentina School in Kiryat Yovel, Jerusalem
  • 1997-2000 ― Taught puppet theater to grades 1-6 at the Ramot Bet Elementary School, Jerusalem
  • 2009-2010 ― Taught recycling art to grades 1-6 at Ramot Alon School, Ramot, Jerusalem
  • 2008 ― "The Puppet As a Communication Tool" – a workshop for National Service volunteers through the Jerusalem Municipality
  • 2001-2008 ― Taught puppet theater to grades 1-3, and drama to grades 5-6, at Ramot Alon School, Ramot, Jerusalem; also responsible for workshops for both regular and special education children at the Train Theater, Jerusalem
  • 1988-1990 ― Director of dancing school, Macabi Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1983-1990 ― Taught folk dancing for children, youth, adults and seniors
  • 1997 ― "What Are Puppets?” workshop for kindergarten teachers, Nahlaot Community Center, Jerusalem

Productions and Performances

  • 2012 ―Co-creator of "Pirate in the Bath" with Tsipor Frumkin
  • 2009-2011 ― Director of end-of-year plays for grade 6, Yovel School, Givat Masuah, Jerusalem
  • 2004-2006 ― Showcased and performed in Jerusalem Train Theater street show, "Doll Hospital"
  • 2000 ― Created the Jerusalem Train Theater show, “Fulfiller of Expectations”; also performed in Charleville, France and Tolosa, Spain
  • 1997-2010 ― Director of end-of-year plays for grade 6, Ramot Alon School, Ramot, Jerusalem
  • 1996-1999 ― Thesis: Performed show for adults, “I Murdered Tommy”
  • 1997-1998 ― Manipulated puppets on the Hartzufim TV show​


  • 1996-1999 ― “I Murdered Tommy” shown at international festivals, both locally and abroad; won awards including the Award for Outstanding Work of Art at the School of Visual Theater
  • 1988 ― Won first place at the Zagreb Festival and second place at the Ljubljana Festival for Design and Set; displayed at a puppet theater exhibition in the Jerusalem Theater; also presented in Cervia, Italy; Erfurt, Germany; Charleville, France; and Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1977 ― Won First Prize at the Phenomena International Festival, Jerusalem

Languages: Hebrew, Spanish

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, playing piano, cinema

Performances with this Artist