Erdal was born in Jerusalem in 1974 and moved to Canada in 1999. Since designing his first play with frequent collaborator James Fagan Tait, Erdal has designed over 130 shows for companies in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Berlin, London, and New York. He’s been nominated for seventeen awards in four different cities and won the 2003 Sam Payne Award for Most Promising Newcomer, the 2005 Associated Designers of Canada’s Jack King Award, the 2007 Dora Mavor Moore Award, Best Design at the Dublin Fringe in 2008, and a Jessie Richardson Award in 2009. The Chop Theatre is an award winning Vancouver BC-based company that has been building and touring original performances since 2004. Their work is known for its sophisticated experimentation with authenticity and has consistently involved some of the finest artists throughout Canada.