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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

by Adam Elsayigh
31 October 2018
Taking Action
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Taking Action

An Artist Becomes an Advocate

by Jessica Litwak
13 May 2018
The Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre Returns
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The Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre Returns

by Karen Malpede
18 October 2016
five performers pose in shadowy light
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: Two One-Woman Plays from Egypt at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston—Thursday 14 January 2016
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Workshop Performance & Conversation: Dancing is a Sin: Two One-Woman Plays from Egypt at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston—Thursday 14 January 2016

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).