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Livestreaming a Performance and Conversation: I Want to Tell You About Beirut
Video
Livestreaming a Performance and Conversation: I Want to Tell You About Beirut
A reading of testimonies and roundtable discussion commemorating the one-year mark of the Beirut port explosion
Tuesday 3 August 2021
Beirut
Storytelling as an Act of Survival
Essay
Storytelling as an Act of Survival
The Tradition of Hakawati and its Influence on We Live in Cairo
by Lama El Homaïssi
10 December 2019
No Pictures, Please
Essay
No Pictures, Please
Queer Theatre in Beirut / الرجاء النزول لقراءة المقال باللغة العربية
by Raphael Khouri
9 October 2016
Livestreaming a Performance and Conversation: I Want to Tell You About Beirut
Video

Livestreaming a Performance and Conversation: I Want to Tell You About Beirut

A reading of testimonies and roundtable discussion commemorating the one-year mark of the Beirut port explosion

Tuesday 3 August 2021
Beirut

Golden Thread Productions, Al Madina Theatre, and the Legal Agenda present I Want to Tell You About Beirut livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 3 August at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 18:00 UTC / 9 p.m. EEST (UTC +3).

four actors onstage
Storytelling as an Act of Survival
Essay

Storytelling as an Act of Survival

The Tradition of Hakawati and its Influence on We Live in Cairo

10 December 2019

Lama El Homaïssi reflects on her experience working with American Repertory Theater on their musical We Live in Cairo, diving into representation in storytelling, the oral Hakawati tradition, and more.

No Pictures, Please
Essay

No Pictures, Please

Queer Theatre in Beirut / الرجاء النزول لقراءة المقال باللغة العربية

9 October 2016

Raphael Khouri writes about creating a work of queer Arab theatre in secret.

Is Art the Best Way to Tell the Truth? /الرجاء النزول لقراءة المقال باللغة العربية
Essay

Is Art the Best Way to Tell the Truth? / الرجاء النزول لقراءة المقال باللغة العربية

28 September 2016

Wael Qadour describes creating a piece of theatre with young people living in northern Jordan.  

An Opposite is Made Visible by Another /الرجاء النزول لقراءة المقال باللغة العربية
Essay

An Opposite is Made Visible by Another / الرجاء النزول لقراءة المقال باللغة العربية

20 September 2016

A prominent theatre figure in Lebanon and the Arab region, Hanane Hajj Ali reflects in this piece on the personal and professional encounters that have made her the free woman she is today.

History of Censorship in Lebanon /الرجاء النزول لقراءة المقال باللغة العربية
Essay

History of Censorship in Lebanon / الرجاء النزول لقراءة المقال باللغة العربية

20 August 2016

Lebanese writer and advocate Mona Merhi writes about the history of censorship in Lebanon and its current state of play.

Kunafa and Shay
Series

Kunafa and Shay

Kunafa and Shay will focus on MENA theatre post-9/11 to today, highlighting contemporary MENA plays and playwrights, spotlighting international community-engaged work in the Arab world, and pondering the present and future of MENA theatre in the United States.