Born in 1960 in Kibbutz Ruhama-Israel, lived in Jerusalem - Ofira graduated the theatre studies program at the Kibbutzim College in Tel Aviv and began her career at 1989 as the resident director of the Habima National Theatre. In 1995 Ofira was appointed the Jerusalem Khan Theatre’s artistic director and maintained the position until 2001, when she was appointed artistic director of the Israel Festival. Due to political disagreements during the second Intifada (Palestinian uprising), in 2004 Ofira left the position and became artistic director of The Lab, a new experimental theatre established in Jerusalem. In 2007, Ofira presented her production In Spitting Distance in Theatre Des Bouffes Du Nord and worked together with director Peter Brook in a politically oriented group of Palestinian actors. Later that year she was invited by the Herzliya Municipality to establish a new theatre house in the city. Together with her ensemble of Israeli and Palestinian actors, Ofira formed the Herzliya Ensemble in 2008. She served as its artistic director for four years, during which time she created and produced more than 20 productions including many multi-cultural collaborations with artists from different fields, in Israel and abroad. In June 2011, Ofira was dismissed from this position for having taken an active part in the protest against Israeli actors performing in the occupied territories. Since 2011, Ofira creates her projects in the context of independent process and In 2012, Ofira has co-written and directed the independent project Yes, Stand out of my Sunlight, which was co-produced by Swiss and German theaters and festivals. 2011 Best Performance award for Ulysses on Bottles, 2010 Rosenblum award for her creation, 2007 Landau award for her creation, 2006 Best Performance for In Spitting Distance, 2000 Director of the year for Back to the Desert and The Seagull. Ofira Henig lives in tel Aviv and she is Professor of the Department of Theatre Arts at The David and Yolanda katz Faculty of the Arts at the Tel Aviv University.