the martef theatre in faust, by writer johann wolfgang von goethe, july 2008
performing in a wine cellar at a hostel for young women in distress, the martef theatre was established in 2006 as a social/business venture by the girls at bet hatzabarit shelter. a school for drama was established in the wine cellar of an old templer pub.
the actors are borderline youth. the goals of the school are two; use of drama for self-empowerment of its actors and the creation of quality theater based on the highest artistic and professional standards. professional teachers are employed. student/actors must pass auditions to be accepted and undergo training in drama, voice development, physical abilities and more.