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Yoav Shutan-Goshen


Israel Institute Visiting Israeli Artist

Yoav Shutan-Goshen is an Israeli author, journalist, playwright and screenwriter who will be serving as a Visiting Artist with the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies during Fall Quarter 2019. During his time at UCLA, he will teach a course in the Theater Department, titled “Special Topics in Critical Studies: Contemporary Israeli Drama.”


Shutan-Goshen has been a playwright for the Gesher, Beit Lessin and Beersheba Theaters and also written several feature films, a short story and novel. He created and wrote the show Iron Dome/Kipat Barzel, a successful television series exploring the clash between the religion and army in modern Israeli society.


He has been recognized for his work with nominations for Best TV Drama Scriptwriter and for the Best Playwright of the Year as well as with grants to support his work, including from the Israeli Film Fund.


He brings teaching experience from his work at several colleges and universities in Israel and the United States, including Tel Aviv University, San Francisco State University and Sapir College, where he taught courses on law, humor in Israel, journalism and cinema.


Shutan-Goshen received a BA in law and humanities from Tel Aviv University and completed a screenwriters program at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School.