Mashu-Mashu is a professional theater ensemble that works with, within and under the inspiration of the community it calls home. We aim to chip away at the barriers that separate residents of that community, the same barriers that fragment all of Israeli society. When we merged from our various fields of interest in 2009, we set out to create social theater — comical, physical, and brimming with life—theater that takes on the complex social issues of the day.
Consistent with its social orientation, Mashu-Mashu has been operating since its establishment in Jerusalem’s Kiryat Yovel neighborhood. A portion of our income is channeled into artistic activities designed to empower neighborhood residents.