“‘The Stranger’ believes fine art does a bad job of standing up for itself in popular culture, and the Genius Awards are our way of doing something about it.”
In 2006, “Vagina Monologues”-inspired projects launched in Lebanon (“Women’s Talk”) and Egypt (“BuSSy”). In 2012, a similar project launched in Morocco (“Dialy”), although it’s had different struggles.
“For BuSSy to continue to share with the world the remarkable histories of our storytellers, we need a safe and open space to hold our workshops..away from censorship and content-controlling funding…”
The work, by rising Syrian playwright Mohammed Al Attar, will run through May 31 at Theatrelab.
A three-day conference on “Theatre and Censorship” — organized by Egypt’s National Centre of Theatre, Music and Popular Arts — wraps up today.
This March 25, 26, and 27, Columbia University is bringing staged readings of three acclaimed Palestinian plays to New York City.
“In rehearsing this production, we have done our best to render an American staging of these Egyptian plays. Our primary goal has been to not only expose our viewers to the tragic difficulties of a faraway place, but…allow our audience to reflect on the challenges of our own society.”
When Ali Bader’s The Ungodly Woman is published by Dar Noon, it will already have been an incipient film project, a part of the Iraqi arts exhibition at the Venice Biennale, and a French play, produced by a feminist organization in Belgium:… Read More ›
“It’s not a one-way process. I can’t think of a [British] writer who hasn’t been changed by going to one of the places that we tend to go on visits. Whether it’s a political or a stylistic idea or a general feeling of the country, it changes the writers.”
The giant, half-century-old Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis has named its new director: Palestinian-American Joseph Haj.
Laila Soliman’s “Whims of Freedom” looks at what gets lost in historical re-tellings.
Egyptian playwright Laila Soliman, one of the great emerging Arab theatre artists, is giving a talk today in Cairo on “Bilingualism on Stage: The Case of ‘Hawa l-Huriya’”: Soliman’s acclaimed “Whims of Freedom,” which will was most recently in Germany… Read More ›