Individual residencies / Olot


From Monday, 3 June 2024 to Monday, 10 June 2024

Writer and Performer
Berlin (Germany) / New York (USA)


Yael Haskal is a writer and performer based in Berlin and New York. She is a member of La MaMa’s Great Jones Repertory Company and the New York Neo-Futurists, with whom she collaborates across disciplines. Her practice includes poetry, video art, playwriting, puppetry, and performance art.

Yael writes, performs, and directs for the New York Neo-Futurists’ award-winning show, The Infinite Wrench, and NYT-acclaimed Hit Play podcast. As a member of Great Jones Rep, she performs and produces work at La MaMa and abroad. She has worked with the Living Theatre, Untitled Theater Company No. 61, and Yoshiko Chuma’s School of Hard Knocks.

Her plays have been performed at theatres across the U.S., including La MaMa, The Tank, IRT, Warner Theatre, Ivoryton Playhouse (residency, 2018), and Echo Theater (residency, 2020). A graduate of Vassar College, she is currently completing her M.A. in Devised Theatre & Performance at


At Faberllull, she’ll be developing Memento Mori: a durational performance study on cultural constructions of death. This project is a community-oriented happening that facilitates intergenerational, cross-cultural dialogue around the end of life.

Inspired by the sacred ecology of natural burial, Memento Mori centers a site-specific gravedigging ritual. During her time at Faberllull, she will focus on expanding the project’s performative core to comprise communal ceremony and conversation. Her work seeks to re-code death as non-solitary, creating space for gentle reckoning with the most mysterious juncture of the life cycle.

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