Jacobo Kaufmann, stage-director, writer, translator, lecturer and researcher, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He lives in Israel since 1972. An actor since age 9, and a theatre director since age 18, he graduated with honours from the “Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón” in the fields of stage-direction of operas, set and costume design, and theatre administration. Jacobo Kaufmann successfully stages operas, musical and straight theatre, multimedia, radio and TV programs throughout the world, with internationally wellknown artists. He has received important prizes, frequently participates in congresses, and is often asked to join the juries of prestigious international competitions. Parallel to these activities, and since a very early age, he works as a lecturer and a journalist. He is a playwright and an author of fiction. His works as a translator are known in many countries. He is fluent in six languages.