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Sivan Battat

Cultural Organizer, Theatre Director, Director of New Work Development at Noor Theatre

Sivan Battat (she/they) is a theatre director & cultural organizer, and Director of New Work Development at Noor Theatre. Recent credits include: Wish You Were Here (Yale Repertory Theatre), Layalina (World Premiere, Goodman Theatre), Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Studio Theatre), Brass Knuckles (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Trouble in Mind (AD, Broadway), Coexistence My Ass (Edinburgh Fringe). Sivan has developed work with companies including Roundabout, the Park Avenue Armory, NYTW, Atlantic, Ars Nova, Berkeley Rep, New Georges, New York Stage & Film, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Long Wharf, MCC, and more. Fellowships include: Roundabout Directing Fellow, Drama League Directing Fellow, TCG Rising Leaders of Color & The Workshop, centering the work of JOCISM (Jews of Color, Jewish-Indigenous, Sephardi & Mizrahi) artists & culture-makers. Upcoming: Backstroke Boys (Fault Line), Problems Between Sisters (World Premiere, Studio Theatre). sivanbattat.com

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Art, Activism, and Connecting to the Past

Art, Activism, and Connecting to the Past

8 November 2023

Activism and storytelling often go hand in hand. What does it mean for queer art and activism to take center stage? How can we look to the future while honoring the places and people from where we all came? In this episode, Sivan Battat talks about their ancestral storytelling workshops within queer and Middle Eastern communities and how they see the relationship between art and activism.