Oren Neiman, Composer/Guitarist
OREN NEIMAN’s music is innovative and in the forefront of today’s jazz styles, as well as being celebrated for his technical precision. His compositions explore a combination of Jazz sensibility with Middle Eastern rhythms and melody. Born in Ramat-Gan, Israel, and raised in Israel as well as Toronto Canada, Oren moved to New York in 2001, where he received his BFA from SUNY Purchase. He has been based in NY ever since.
Oren’s current projects perform and tour both nationally and internationally-- most recently Brazil, Canada and Israel. These include:
--The band “Sha’ar” an international NY-based group of Jewish musicians whose current project is a new exploration of the work of Israeli composer Yedidia Admon.
--The energetic acoustic duo “IsraAlien” co-led by fellow Israeli guitar player Gilad Ben Zvi, featuring original compositions inspired by the various roots of Israeli music and currently touring in support of their second album “Somewhere is Here!” (November 2012).
--Recording and performing with The Oren Neiman Quartet: the band is currently performing in support of their album second album “Frolic and Detour.”
Oren has been an Artist in Residence at the 92nd St. Y (2006-2007); a participant in the Banff Centre’s international Jazz workshop (2008); a fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2012); and a participant in Asylum international Jewish artist network (2015). His projects have received grants from The Schusterman Foundation (2015), an Asylum Arts Small Grant (2015), and Arts Alive project grants from Westchester Arts Council (2009, 2011).
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David L. Carson, Director
DAVID L. CARSON has been working in the NYC theatre community since the 1970s, and loving it. He is a founding company member of Metropolitan Playhouse, where he has been associated with over 30 productions as actor or director. In 1995 he went to Vilnius, Lithuania, with Metropolitan for the inaugural collaboration, Theatre Without Borders. He has served on the boards of Reverie Productions, Metropolitan Playhouse, and is currently a member of the acting company of MTWorks.
David directed the original productions of Jeffrey Solomon’s MOTHER/SON and Robin Goldfin’s THE ETHICS OF RAV HYMIE GOLDFARB. He has guided script development workshop showcases for both Metropolitan and Reverie. In 2014 he received an Innovative Theatre nomination for Best Actor for the American Bard production of KING LEAR.
David has worked with Robin Goldfin and Oren Neiman on the development of SUDDENLY A KNOCK AT THE DOOR since its inception, staging selections from the script as part of Artistic New Directions’ Eclectic Shorts Series and at Stage Left Studio’s Left Out Festival. He welcomes this opportunity to share this wonderful piece with a wider audience.