Guy Ben-Aharon is a cultural entrepreneur, social innovator and stage director.
Most recently, he Founded The Jar -- using an innovative "Convener Model" that creates some of the most diverse, inclusive, and engaged audiences in our city, The Jar is building a cultural community at the intersection of equity, relationships, and art. As the work unfolds, The Jar’s been making particularly great strides on the governance front with a board that is 80% BIPOC, 50% Black, 30% foreign-born first-generation American, 50% under 45, and 75% under $150,000 household income which extends, naturally, to its constituent base.
Since 2010, Guy staged and produced over 50 plays in translation through Israeli Stage (which he founded in 2010), the Goethe-Institut, Austrian Cultural Forum, Alliance Française, and swissnex; these productions were presented in partnership with over 50 academic and community centers in the United States, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom.
A proud Emerson College alum, Guy is a 2013 Theatertreffen Fellow in Berlin, a 2015 AdR Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, a 2020 Salzburg Global Forum Fellow, a 2021 Institute for Nonprofit Practice Changemaker Awardee and a member of the ROI Global Entrepreneurs Community. Guy has been featured in numerous press outlets, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, WBUR, for his work to promote cultural bridges through the arts.