Lee Perlman is a lecturer at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and at Brandeis University's "Genesis at Brandeis" and "Social Justice Summer" programs. He is a former director of programs at the Abraham Fund Initiatives, a leading Israeli co-existence organization, and has a diverse background in theatre directing and in the use of theatre in education and coexistence work. Perlman is writing his dissertation at TAU on the social and cultural impact and significance of Jewish and Palestinian theatre cooperation on the Israeli stage. He has written extensively on NGO efforts at improved Israeli-Palestinian relations. Perlman is currently the chairman of the board of directors for Nephesh Theatre, a national social and educational theatre, and a board member of the Association for the Promotion of Puppet Theatre in Israel.