An improvisational theater performance comprised of several short acts driven completely by ideas from the audience.
Maniact is suitable for adult audiences (content and language), and is performed completely in English by a troupe of highly-trained English-speaking improvisers.  Expect the unexpected, and expect lots of laughs!
Maniact is also perfect for private events.  For bookings, please contact

Stay tuned for future public performance dates.


“Great performance!  Waiting for the next round!”
Rafael, Tel Aviv

“I haven’t laughed this much in a long time!”
Roni, Tel Aviv
“I had a great time– constant smile on my face throughout the show!”
Seagal, Ra’anana

“It was a fab evening, had a very good time!” 
Ruth, Ra’anana
“You guys were great!  Thanks for making me, and the rest of the audience, laugh!” 
Sigahl, Hod Hasharon
It was wonderful!  I had a good belly laugh!” 
Ora, Hod Hasharon
“It was amazing!  What talent, what imagination, what fun!” 
Menachem, Hod Hasharon
“Lots of fun and laughter, looking forward to the next performance. Kol Hakavod to the Maniaction team.” 
Sharon, Hod Hasharon
Andi, Hod Hasharon
“What a treat to laugh the evening away. You guys rock!”
Mandy, Hod Hasharon


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Meirav Zur
Founded the professional English-language traveling theater English On Stage in 2005, subsequently writing, directing, and acting in the original productions The Cuckoo Clock, New Neighbor, Music Evolution, Tom’s Diner, and Little Black Dress. Meirav is also part of the Maniact improv ensemble, produces special English-language events such as the National Glee Plus Competition, and coaches unique workshops and classes.


Natalie Fainstein
Professional actress, dramaturg, translator, and voice-over artist based in Tel Aviv. She holds an MFA from Tel Aviv University. Natalie has performed internationally, in the UK, Scotland, the U.S., and Israel. In recent years she’s taken part in several improv groups, fringe shows, and international co-productions. She is passionate about theatre that is funny, challenging, disturbing, and exhilarating!

Baruch Tanaman
Following his many stage appearances with The Sharon Players, London-born Baruch made regular appearances in Israeli TV ads  and promotional films. He appeared in the award-winning Israeli TV comedy series Ramzor, Israeli feature film Fifth Heaven, and portrayed Sir Laurence Oliphant in Dan Wolman’s production of Gei Oni (Valley of Strength).  Baruch also volunteers as Vice Chairman & Treasurer of ESRA.

Mimi Tanaman
Toured her native New York City as as Alice in Through the Looking Glass, and has performed across Israel with the Golden City String Band, singing & playing double bass. She has directed and appeared in numerous productions with The Sharon Players, appeared in Julian Chagrin’s TV series The Orchestra, the Israeli film Love Life, promotional films, and the Israeli TV series Ramzor.

Yael G.Yael Gidron
Graduated from The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and has since acted in theatre, film and TV projects. Favorite roles include: Sam in Punching Glass, Lisa in Waiting, and Dale in the web series Sherry’s Kitchen. Her first one-act play became a semi-finalist in the Strawberry One Act Festival in Manhattan.

Special thanks to Yuval Cohen of the reputable Israeli improv troupe, Lama Alpacka, who guided the initiation of Maniact.