Orit Nahmias was born in Jerusalem in 1977 and studied acting at the Seminar Hakibutzim in Tel Aviv. Her drama Why Me? was honoured at the Israeli TeatroNeto Festival in 2008. Nahmias has appeared in various theatre productions in Israel, including Taxi, Revizor and Reluctant Heroes. She appeared at the Schaubühne in Dritte Generation and Day Before the Last Day by Yael Ronen & Company. In 2013 she wrote the script for the documentary Jerusalem for Cowards together with Dalia Castel. As part of a double bill together with Jilet Ayşe in Studio Я in 2017, Nahmias presented her stand-up show, Female Shit, about pathetic attempts to be a successful actress, caring mother and foreigner in Berlin all at the same time. Nahmias has been a member of the Gorki ensemble since the 2015/2016 season, where she works with directors such as Yael Ronen and Ersan Mondtag. She has acted in two award-winning productions by Yael Ronen: THE SITUATION, which was chosen by Theater heute as the play of the year in 2016 and invited to the Theatertreffen festival, and COMMON GROUND, invited to the Theatertreffen in 2015 and winner of the »Stücke 2015« audience award at the Mülheimer Theatertage festival.
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