Moshe Kepten, director, was born in Israel. He is the artistic director of the Israeli Festival. He has directed numerous plays and musicals for all Israeli theatre companies including Yentel, Fiddler on The Roof, Oliver, Avenue Q, Zoro, Beauty and the Beast, Narnia, The Sound of Music, Birth Stain, The 16th Lamb, Dancing with Daddy, Rent, Evita, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity and many others. He has won numerous awards for his work. At the Israeli Opera he directed the world premiere of Alice in Wonderland (David Sebba).