About Us

Andrei and Katia met in 2002 at the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem. In collaboration with musician and designer friends, they began creating street performances incorporating clowns, live music and puppet theatre. 

 

In 2005, the group’s finale School project was sent on a performance tour abroad, and this marked the beginning of Koom-Koom Theatre. 

 

Koom-Koom Theatre creates performances that draw on a visual dimension. Using this ‘language’, we reach the souls of children, youth, and adults around the world, bridging across cultures and languages. It is a quality, innovative theatre that emphasizes originality while incorporating a variety of performing arts. 

 

Though we specialize in performances for children and youth, our shows also appeal to the adults in the audience. In telling stories that directly relate to the audience’s lives and stimulate people’s imagination and curiosity, the plays remain with the viewers long after the show has ended. It is an active and engaged viewing experience that gives audiences the tools to think, play, and investigate the world around them.

Theatre Crew

Katya Urbakh
Katya Urbakh

Actress, designer and director

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Andrei Urbakh
Andrei Urbakh

Actor, creator, designer and artistic director

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Khader Harini
Khader Harini

Actor and Puppeteer

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Ariel Keren
Ariel Keren

Actor

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Chihiro Ishiamo
Chihiro Ishiamo

Video Artist

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Maria Michaelov
Maria Michaelov

Decor designer

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Yuri Stolov
Yuri Stolov

Musician

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Elad Efrah
Elad Efrah

Actor, musical designer and builder

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Shimon Gorodetzky
Shimon Gorodetzky

Puppet Designer and Accessories

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Awards

  • 2006 Best Music (for The Rider), Walizka Festival, Lomza, Poland.

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  • 2009 Best Original Play (for The Rider) The Black & White Theatre Festival, Imatra, Finland. 

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  • 2013, Best Acting Duo, World Puppet Carnival, Almaty, Kazakhstan. 

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  • 2015 Interdisciplinary Play (for SOS – Star Trek), ASSITEJ Israel, International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People. 


  • 2015, Best Supporting Actress (for SOS – Star Trek), ASSITEJ Israel, International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People.