09-14-2015: Tahweel (Transformations)



Tahweel (Transformations):

Conversations on Beirut Theatre


Monday, September, 14 2015 – 7:00-9:00

Sahar Assaf, a director, activist and theatre professor at AUB; Nada Saab, a translator and professor of Arabic literature at LAU; Sany Abdul Baki, a classically trained actor, activist and drama instructor at LAU; Raffi Feghali, an activist, actor, sound designer and percussionist; and Robert Myers, a playwright and translator whose works focus on political issues and a professor at AUB, will discuss the contemporary Beirut theatre scene, especially the recently established Tahweel Ensemble Theatre.The speakers are in New York for the world English-language premiere The Dictator at the Between the Seas Festival. This play by Issam Mahfouz written in 1969 tells the story of a tyrant under the illusion that he is humanity’s long-awaited savior. Produced by Tahweel, this absurdist play with minimal staging echoes the present turmoil in the Middle East.This event will include live scenes from The Dictator and film clips of the group’s recent Beirut productions of The Rape, which was staged at LAU’s Irwin Theatre, and Rituals of Signs and Transformations, both by Sa’dallah Wannous; Watch Your Step, a devised, site-specific piece about the Lebanese Civil War in Beirut’s Khandak al Ghamik


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09.14.2015 Tahweel Conversation on Beirut Theater


Monday, September 14, 2015


Lebanese American University

  New York Academic Center

211 East 46th Street

New York



The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave., at 34th St.
New York, NY 10016


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