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School of Resistance: Episode Fourteen
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School of Resistance: Episode Fourteen
Revolution Today: The world in protest
Thursday 20 May 2021
Ghent, Belgium
Safe Havens Freedom Talks: Ramy Essam and The Balaha Case
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Safe Havens Freedom Talks: Ramy Essam and The Balaha Case
Episode 1
Friday 5 June 2020
Egypt
SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt)
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SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt)
Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
Monday 6 April 2020
New York City
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School of Resistance: Episode Fourteen
Video

School of Resistance: Episode Fourteen

Revolution Today: The world in protest

Thursday 20 May 2021
Ghent, Belgium

NTGent presented School of Resistance, Episode Fourteen: Revolution Today livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 20 May 2021 at 18:00 CEST (Brussels, Cairo, UTC +2) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, Santiago de Chile, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7).

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Safe Havens Freedom Talks: Ramy Essam and The Balaha Case
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Safe Havens Freedom Talks: Ramy Essam and The Balaha Case

Episode 1

Friday 5 June 2020
Egypt

Meet Ramy Essam, rock star, human rights defender and an important voice in the Egyptian revolution, in conversation on the Balaha case with Alfons Karabuda from UNESCO founded International Music Council (IMC), Andra Matei, Avant-Garde Lawyers – Defending Artists. Sanni Kahilainen, campaign leader and with Ole Reitov, consultant and founder of Freemuse as the moderator.

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SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt)
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SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Monday 6 April 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 6 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Storytelling as an Act of Survival
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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.

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Flirting with the Taboo at the Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre
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Flirting with the Taboo at the Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre

31 October 2018

Egyptian American playwright Adam A. Elsayigh uses the 2018 Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre as a jumping off point to discuss the state of theatre in the city, censorship, playwriting, and more.

Taking Action
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Taking Action

An Artist Becomes an Advocate

13 May 2018

Jessica Litwak, artistic director of the H.E.A.T Collective, explores the growing field of artist rights and safety, and talks about her dedication to “art of service,” the work that serves communities by facilitating creative personal and social change.

The Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre Returns
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The Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre Returns

18 October 2016

Playwright Karen Malpede reflects on shows from The 23rd Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre, back from a five-year hiatus.

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

Defiance Before Freedom
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Defiance Before Freedom

Rising Circle’s This Time

26 May 2016

Sarah Matusek on the New York City production of This Time by Sevan K. Greene, adapted from the memoir Not So Long Ago by Amal Meguid, directed by Kareem Fahmy.

Workshop Performance & Conversation: Dancing is a Sin
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Workshop Performance & Conversation: Dancing is a Sin

Two One-Woman Plays from Egypt 

Thursday 14 January and Friday 15 January 2016
Boston, MA, United States

Huntington Theatre Company in Boston presented Dancing is a Sin: Two One-Woman Plays from Egypta workshop performance and conversation—livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 14 January at 7:30 p.m. EST (Boston) / 6:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 4:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 00:30 GMT (London—Friday 15 January 15) / 02:30 EET (Cairo—Friday 15 January).