Amit Lahav

A photo of Amit Lahav kneeling.

Artistic Director | Performer

Amit is the Artistic Director of Gecko and has created 6 critically-acclaimed shows; Taylor’s Dummies, The Race, The Arab and The Jew, The Overcoat, Missing, and Institute. All of the shows have toured nationally and internationally and Amit has performed in all 6 productions. In addition, Amit also created and performed in The Time of Your Life which was broadcast live on BBC4 in 2015 as part of the BBC’s On Stage Season. Amit’s next venture is creating Gecko’s seventh touring production, The Wedding which will premiere in 2017.

Amit was born in Israel and trained as a physical theatre performer before working with several dance, visual and physical theatre pioneers, including Lindsay Kemp in his touring productions of Variété and Elizabeth, Steven Berkoff, Ken Campbell and David Glass in Unheimlich Spine, Off The Wall and Blue Remembered Hills and was a key member of Glass’s Lost Child Project working to create shows with disenfranchised children in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Italy, Laos, Thailand, England and Vietnam.

Over the years Amit has worked as a director, facilitator, writer and choreographer for numerous companies throughout the world. In recent years, Amit has mentored young artists and companies as they search for theatrical language.