About the project
The Nissan Nativ Acting Studio was established by the Jerusalem Foundation in 1986 as a Jerusalem branch of the Tel Aviv school founded in 1963 by Israeli actor Nissan Nativ to train new generations of actors for Israeli theater, film and television. The school offers a three-year, college-level program in conventional dramatic technique, grooming students in acting, movement, voice, acrobatics and music, as well as part-time courses for adults and high school students. The Jerusalem Foundation has provided scholarships for students at the studio, including the Louise & Herb Horvitz Scholarship, and ongoing support to the studio over many years. The studio was formerly located in an industrial building converted for use as an arts complex established and supported by the Foundation that also includes the School for Visual Theater and the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School. It is currently in the German Colony but will move in the next few years, together with the two other schools, to the new Jerusalem Arts Campus in Jerusalem’s city center.