One Woman Show: At 91, Nola Chilton Is Not Here to Appease the Audience

When the legendary Nola Chilton receives the Israel Prize next week, it will be in recognition of the vast contribution that the American-born director has made - and continues to make today, even at age 91 - to our local theater world.

In the quiet that descends on Kibbutz Sdot Yam in the late morning, you can almost hear the waves of the sea breaking below the homes. A girl emerges from one of the row structures. In response to my question, she points to the corner apartment and says, rather indifferently, “That’s where Nola Chilton, the director, lives.” But I still have to work up the nerve to knock on the door.