Noa Wagner is an Israeli independent writer and director based in London focusing on both original devised material and adaptations. Wagner is half Argentinian and half Belgium and was born and raised in Israel.
Wagner began her artistic path as a Dancer at the ThelmaYellin school of the arts, Givataim. Wagner did her bachelor’s degree in Directing and Theatre Education at Seminar HaKibbuzim College, Tel-Aviv, and then continued to work as an independent director in fringe Theatres and as an assistant director to some of the most critically acclaimed theatre directors in Israel.
In 2017 Wagner was recognized as “one of the most promising young female theatre directors“ by Galeria Art Magazine, in a front page cover story following her work In Seventh Heaven that has offered a new view on the plays meaning, and a commentary on gender inequalities. This was just a few weeks before #MeToo has exploded all around the world.
At the time the article was published Wagner started her master’s degree studies in Directing at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, which she completed in 2018 with distinction.
Since she completed her Masters Wagner has been working on both independent projects and collaboration with artists around the world, and also worked at some top industry institutes in the UK, such as The Royal Shakespeare company, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Audible UK, where she is still holding a freelance directing and producing position.
In March 2020 Wagner has produced and directed readings for The Life of Hanoch Levin’s event (Israel’s greatest playwright) at the National Theatre, London, launching a three volume new translations of his work.
In the beginning of July 2020 Wagner published her first poetry book and it is now sold in Bookstores in Tel-Aviv and online.
Besides directing, Wagner is also a choreographer and movement instructor, and has done choreography work for all her shows as well as acting schools, Theaters and independent productions.
Wagner is a member of the Israeli Female Theater Creators Forum.She is an activist and advocate for women’s rights and inclusiveness especially in the various culture industries.