Beth Steinberg, Artistic Director & co-founder, is also the executive director and co-founder of Shutaf, creating inclusive, informal-education programs for children and teens with special needs in Jerusalem. Founded in 2007, Shutaf serves a community of more than 100 children and teens at year-round day camps and weekly youth group gatherings. Beth and her family moved to Israel from the NYC area in 2006, where she founded and ran the NYCHEA players, a NYC based theater ensemble for children and teens.
Ira Skop, Production Manager, has been with Theater in the Rough since its inception as an actor. Ira gradually became more involved behind the scenes, and for the last two years has managed the production. He has read every solo-authored Shakespeare play at least once. When not onstage, Ira works as a Risk Management Consultant specialising in data visualisations at Shelter Island Risk.
Natan Skop, co-founder, has been involved in theater since he was 12, and recently finished a B.A. in Theater at Tel Aviv University. Shakespeare is a life-long obsession. Natan helped found Theater in the Rough in 2010 out a genuine desire to bring a different style of quality and accessibility to Jerusalem, acting and producing for many shows and helping out for others. He trained at Shakespeare & Company and draws inspiration from the teachers there, as well as The Shakespeare Forum, New York Classical Theatre and countless others.