Meet The Creative Team

Yair Ben-Dor (Yoni)

“Yair is an Israeli-American actor, residing in NYC for the past 13 years. After graduating from the Lee Strasberg Film & Theatre Institute, Yair began a tremendous journey in acting- participating in many theater performances around the city and shooting a wide variety of films and TV spots around the US.
Some of his proud on-camera credits include: WeCrashed, Quantico, Blue Bloods, Three Pregnant Men and many more.
Recent theater credits include: Passage by Christopher Chen, Directed by Sahim Ali at Soho Rep, Prayer for the French Republic by Joshua Harmon at MTC, and workshopping a bunch of big titles that have not yet come to production.
Yair also writes, and is the lead narrative director for indie game developer We Create Stuff. Find out more at”

Ephie Aardema (Rimona)

Broadway: Funny Girl (Emma, Fanny Brice u/s), Bridges of Madison County. National Tours: Waitress (Dawn, 1st National), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), Sound of Music (Liesl). Off-Broadway: I Can Get it For You Wholesale (Classic Stage), Parade (Lincoln Center), Songbird, Daddy Long Legs, Dear Edwina. Regional: Chicago Shakespeare, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Papermill, Philadelphia Theatre Co, PCLO, NSMT, Goodspeed, and St. Louis Rep among many others. International tap champion. Congressional Gold Medal for Outstanding Youth (2007). Youngest-ever graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School. IRNE, Norton, and Jeff Award nominated. @ephieaardema

Max Wolkowitz (Zorro / Hiker / Shimon)

“Max Wolkowitz is thrilled to be making his Off-Broadway debut! N.Y./Regional: Waiting for Godot (Barrington Stage, Berkie Award “Outstanding Featured Actor”); Cabaret (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Indecent (Arena Stage); The Chosen (Long Wharf); Assisted Loving (Capital Rep); Doctors Jane and Alexander (UTC61); Love, Sex & Death in the Amazon (Collider Theater); My Name Is Asher Lev (Penguin Rep); Ivanov (Trinity Rep); Indian Summer (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep). TV: FBI (CBS). BA: Bennington. MFA: Brown/Trinity. Member of The Actors Center. Love you JK!

Note: If you’re using this bio for the press release as well, please exclude the last sentence “”Love you JK!”” from that instance. Thanks!”

Talia Sulla (Michal)

Talia is thrilled to be making her off-broadway debut with this production! Her other credits include Prayer for the French Republic (The Huntington Theater), Mother, May I (Boston Center for the Arts: BYA), The Taming of the Shrew (Prague Shakespeare Company). She would like to thank her friends, family, and HCKR for all their love and support.

Donald Corren (Yolek / Driver / Tlallim)

Donald Corren originated the role of Cosmé McMoon in the Broadway production of SOUVENIR, and earlier replaced Harvey Fierstein in TORCH SONG TRILOGY, for which he won the San Francisco and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards while on tour. Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks, Old Jews Telling Jokes, The Soap Myth, The Last Sunday in June, Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night, Tomfoolery. TV: Nine seasons on NBC’s “Law & Order”, two on the Syfi’s Z NATION, as well as guest appearances on several others. Film: Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square. Audiobook Narration: Over 150 titles across a wide range of genres. Training: Juilliard.

Iris Bahr (Hava / Leah)

Iris Bahr is an award-winning, actor, writer, director, and host of the X-RAE and Near Death podcasts. You may know her as Rachel Heinemann from Curb your Enthusiasm, as Perla the nurse on Hacks, or from her original series Svetlana, executive produced by Mark Cuban. Her critically acclaimed solo show, “”DAI (enough)”, which she performed at the United Nations for over 100 ambassadors, had a hit run Off-Broadway, and a world tour. DAI won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Performance, as well as two Drama Desk and UK Stage Award nominations. 
Published books include Dork Whore, Machu My Picchu, and Book of Leon which she co-authored with JB Smoove. 
She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University.

Max Katz (Male Understudy)

Max Katz is excited to be making his Off-Broadway debut! Off-Off Broadway credits: Hell Dialogues (Sheen Center), An Infinite Ache (Little Red Light Theatre), War Stories (The Tank), and The Count of Monte Cristo (Hudson Classical Theatre Company). Max has also performed internationally in the UK, Canada, and Russia. MFA: Drama Centre London/Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute.

Rebecca Salzhauer (Female Understudy)

Rebecca Salzhauer is thrilled to be making her off-Broadway debut! A recent Yale graduate, her favorite credits include The Seagull, Heroes of the Fourth Turning, Titus Andronicus, and Violet. Thanks to the team of A Perfect Peace, Stephanie Klapper, and her wonderful friends and family for making this possible.