Shmuel Hasfari was born in Tel Aviv in 1954 to a religious family. He began to study theater at Tel Aviv University, but left the university along with a group of students who, in 1981, performed at the Alternative Theater Festival in Acre. The following year they received first prize. Hasfari is considered one of Israel's leading playwrights. His works are controversial, due to the harsh image of Israeli society reflected in his plays.
Books Published in Hebrew
Kiddush (play), Or Am, 1990 [Kiddush]
Kiddush [Cameri, 1985]
Feathers (based on Haim Be'er's novel) [Cameri, 1988]
After the Holidays (based on Yehoshua Kenaz's novel) [Cameri, 1989]