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Michael Malek Najjar

Michael Malek Najjar is an associate professor of Theatre Arts with the University of Oregon. 

Michael Malek Najjar is an associate professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon. He holds a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from UCLA, M.F.A. in Directing from York University (Toronto), B.A. in Theater from The University of New Mexico. He is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), and an alumnus of the British/American Drama Academy (BADA), Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Director’s Lab West, and RAWI Screenwriters’ Lab (Jordan). He is the author of Arab American Drama, Film and Performance: A Critical Study, 1908 to the Present, and he has editedThe Selected Works of Yussef El Guindi (Bloomsbury), Six Plays of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (co-editor with Jamil Khoury and Corey Pond), and Four Arab American Plays: Works by Leila Buck, Jamil Khoury, Yussef El Guindi, and Lameece Issaq & Jacob Kader (McFarland). He has directed plays with Silk Road Rising, Golden Thread Productions, and Minority Voices Theatre.  

Radical Compassion and the Ethics of Cultural Representation

Radical Compassion and the Ethics of Cultural Representation

4 February 2014

When the history of intercultural theatre is written, we will always remember the directors that created these works (i.e., Brecht, Barba, Taymor, Ninagawa, Ong), but few can recall the choreographers, dramaturgs, performers, and designers that collaborated with them to make these productions possible.