Written and Performed by Maayan Kilchevsky; Directed by Itay Plaut

The show won the Tarin Shalfi Audience Favorite Award and an honorable mention at Theatronetto Festival 2021.

“Unfortunately, there’s nothing more we can do. The diagnosis is cerebral palsy; she’ll walk until she can’t walk anymore. And then – a wheelchair”. This prophecy is the starting point of my story.

Behind the scenes of the theatre, between performing mandatory physiotherapy exercises, my struggles of coping with cerebral palsy will be exposed.

This is an account of battles – against my body, against an environment of hostile glances, against the men in my life; and then there’s the dream to be exactly as I am, walk the way I know how to, stand on my own two feet, be an actress and, more than anything else, have no one telling me that “this is not how you walk on stage”.

Maayan Kilchevsky is a triplet who was born prematurely and diagnosed with motor cerebral palsy. She graduated from Beit Zvi School for the Performing Arts, and holds a BA in Theatre Directing and Teaching from Kibbutzim College of Education. She is an actress in both theatre and film, as well as a director, playwright, acting teacher, and a student of Therapeutic Movement. Maayan has performed in numerous theatre productions including The Disabled (Beit Lessin), Beginners (Tmu-na), See Under Love (Ha-Sifria), Caress and Bilora (Ha-Simta), As You Like It (Thespis Ensemble), and Children of A Lesser God. She also played a role in the feature film Then She Arrived.

Itai Plaut is a director, teacher, and musician. He holds a BA in Theatre Directing and Teaching from Kibbutzim College of Education. His productions include The Diary (Theatronetto Festival 2016) which continues to be part of Tmu-na Theatre’s repertoire, Jacob Jacob and Good Parents as part of the Playwrights’ Project (Tzavta), and The Celebration is Over (Tzavta). He also adapted and directed Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès (Shiva).

**In loving memory of Micha Lewensohn RIP

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