Yaakov Agmon

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Yaakov Agmon (Hebrew: יעקב אגמון‎‎) (born 24 June 1929) is an Israeli theatre producer, manager, and director.


Agmon grew up in Tel Aviv, and was a member of the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement. He later moved to Kibbutz Harel, where he was involved with planning and organization of events for the kibbutz movement.

Between 1956-1958, Agmon served as the director of the youth section in the United Jewish Appeal and also as a columnist and the secretary of the Rimon weekly publication.

In 1958, after a reorganization of the Cameri Theatre, Agmon was appointed general director, a post he held for the next four years.

In 1962 Agmon went to Study in the United States. In those years he served as an advisor for the America Israel Cultural Foundation.

Agmon established the Bimot Theatre in 1964, and the Beit Lessin Theater in 1978 .[1]

In 1995, Agmon was appointed general and artistic director of the Habima Theatre, in order to pull the theatre out of a financial crises. He retired from the position in 2005, failing to achieve this goal, after much criticism.[2]

In 2007, Agmon was awarded the Israeli theater award for his life's work.[3]

In 2010, Agmon was appointed general manager of the Arabic-Hebrew theater of Jaffa.[4]

Agmon is married to the actress Gila Almagor.


  1. ^ Linda Ben-Zvi. Theater in Israel. University of Michigan Press, 1996. ISBN 0-472-10607-4. pg.22. See Theater in Israel on Google Books
  2. ^ Meidan, Anat (May 10, 2002). לא בגלל אשתי (in Hebrew). Ynet. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ Lahman, Dan (November 11, 2010). יעקב אגמון - פרס התיאטרון הישראלי למפעל חיים (in Hebrew). e-mago magazine. Retrieved March 30, 2007. 
  4. ^ Peleg-Rotem, Hagit (November 11, 2010). יעקב אגמון, המנהל החדש של התיאטרון הערבי-עברי: "אני עדיין בגיל הרך" (in Hebrew). Globes. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 

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