"We are in such a critical situation that we are inverting the role of theater: instead of having that art form as a tool to reflect on society, to convey social order, to incite rebellion or revolution, and most of all justice in times of crisis, what we are striving for at the moment is to gather the dismantled pieces of a very vivid theatrical scene in Lebanon. It is our particular role now to keep theater and theatermakers alive and dignified."
However, because this year’s mentorship program will be delivered digitally, they are also accepting applications from translators outside London/the UK.
Netflix is releasing a series of Arabic plays before Eid al-Fitr.
Khair's shows make the slow-paced town and the dilapidated, decayed and history-laden theatre building pulse with energy and life, pumping lifeblood into the underfunded and cash-starved local performance arts.
The €150,000 prize, awarded in June, goes toward the commission and production of the winning opera.
According to Ahram Online, El-Ramly's wife -- the writer Fatma El Maadoul -- stated that he'd died after spending nearly a week in intensive care.
Two plays by Syrian playwright Ahmad Meree, in Arabic with English surtitles, made the "Now Toronto" list of 15 theatre shows to see in 2020.
Young Man: The most beautiful thing about fish is that they don’t need to take their clothes off. Young Woman: And they make love just like that, no need or privacy.
“I think that Palestine has done a lot more for British theatre practitioners than we could ever do for them.”
"By voicing their stories within interrogation sequences, Yazji’s refugee women expose the violence of bureaucratic and xenophobic questions as part of what contributes to their trauma."
From the beginning, Khashabi chose to be an independent theater, which has meant refusing institutional Israeli financial support, as, organizers say, "we believe in the importance of an independent and free Palestinian cultural scene."
"The central themes that emerge are al-Ani’s role as an organic intellectual who championed the dispossessed and identified with the left across his roles as theatre practitioner, playwright and actor. This came to see him identified as ‘the people’s artist’ during his ownlifetime, expression and function of his artistic craft merging into a coherent approach."