Posts Tagged ‘Independent Theatre’

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In photos: Fish, harassment, a strict hotel at 2B Continued festival

The theater is a stressful place during rehearsals, and stress levels increase as opening night draws near. Everyone runs around testing all kinds of equipment, figuring out the quickest methods to change sets and what cues to give each other for light, sound and performance. — Published on Mada Masr. But this tense flurry of activity is […]

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Young theater troupe Masl portray Egypt’s parking mafia in four cities

Four young men walk down the Manial Corniche in navy-blue overalls on a Monday afternoon. Young couples and middle-aged men on midday breaks sit around, while others pace up and down the river in a hurry. “Come see what we’ve got! A 15-minute play on the street!” the performers sing out to drum beats and […]

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A beginner’s guide to downtown’s alternative art scene

Downtown Cairo has long had a strong relationship with the arts. – Published on Mada Masr and on Cairobserver’s print edition dedicated to downtown Cairo. It boasts the capital’s largest cluster of theaters, cinemas and intellectual cafes, and is one of very few places that is almost entirely architecturally preserved – even if its infrastructure […]

The Mincer at Rawabet Theatre (Photo: Rowan El Shimi)

The Mincer: An inquiry into routine, social control

Directed by Hakeem Abdel Naim and Nadet Adel; The Mincer explores the human condition at Rawabet Theatre – Published on Ahram Online. In a series of visual theatrical skits set up against a rough backdrop of a construction site, The Mincer presents a framework where the mechanism of how we live our lives is questioned.Before […]

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Doaa Hamza adapts Dario Fo monodrama to the Cairo stage

In her directorial debut, actress and storyteller Doaa Hamza adapts Italian Nobel Laureate Dario Fo’s text to Egyptian women’s realities this weekend at the Nahda Association — Published in Ahram Online. ——– Italian writer, actor and Nobel Laureate Dario Fo tells a timeless and border-neutral tale in his 1977 classic text Il Risveglio (Waking Up) […]

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I am Now Dead: Independent production back on stage after nine years

Ahram Online talks with director Hani Afifi about why his play I am Now Dead is just as important now as it was almost a decade ago — Published in Ahram Online. ——- Nine years after it featured at the French Institute’s Jeunes Créateurs (Young Creators) theatre festival, the black comedy I am Now Dead is back […]