Amer Hlehel


Actor, director and playwright AMER HLEHEL is based in Haifa. He has written several plays, including “Taha” (Best Production- Asian arts aword- Edinburgh 2017),   “Lanterns of The King of Galilee” (An adaptation from a novel written by Ibrahim Nasrallah), “What the Story is All About”, and “Almushakhesati – the Player” (with Firas Khateeb and Ala Hlehel), “The Publisher” and "Al Hoota". He has appeared in numerous productions, including as Caliban in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in David Farr’s production at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon; as Abu Altayib in “Goats” at The Royal Court Theatre, London; as Truffaldino in “A Servant of Two Masters”; as Dr. Roberto Miranda in “Death and the Maiden”; as Yusuf in “I am Yusuf and This is My Brother” by Amir Nizar Zuabi; and as The Soldier in Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony” at the Young Vic (London), directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, He has also performed as Diab in “Diab” (Award for Best Actor and Best Solo Performance at the Masraheed Festival, 2005, Acco) and as Enkido in “Gilgamesh Didn’t Die”. Hlehel’s film work includes Palestinian films: “Mediterranean Fever” (best script, Un certain regard, Cannes Festival 2022),  “Al-Garib”, “Tel Aviv on Fire”, “Personal Affairs”, “The Idol”, “The Time that Remains”, “Amreeka”, “Man Without a Cell Phone” and the Golden Globe award-winning “Paradise Now”. His work as a stage and film director includes “What the Story is All About”, “Breaking News”, “Finding the Dream”, “Thanks”, “Prayer” (on video) and most recently “Altagreeba”. Hlehel is a Sundance Institute Theatre Program alumnus.