Rehearsals for the play 'Legislative Theater at Holot,' 2018. Michal Veig

How a Sudanese Asylum Seeker Caught the Acting Bug in Holot

Omad Shakour once played an Israeli soldier on the Egyptian border who convinced his commanders to let the refugees enter Israel. 'I prefer positive roles, and those soldiers did good deeds,' he says

“Wow, wow, wow,” says Omad Shakour, putting aside the cigarette that went out a while ago. “My whole body was trembling. I was sweating like crazy. I could barely talk; my throat was completely dry.”

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