Posts Tagged ‘Theatre’

Re-Act

Re-Act: Photo Publication by Noon documenting their project Hara TV 2

Re-Act is a publication by Noon Creative Enterprise to use 50 photos of audience reactions from their play Hara TV 2 that toured Egypt. I was commissioned by Noon to write the opening statement to the publication which launched in March 2014 ——— Hara TV 2: Keep it Real (Kolo Beyetla3 del Ghaseel) engages people […]

Outa Hamra Street Clowns Egypt

Outa Hamra stirs up change with street clowning, social theatre: VIDEO

Theatre troupe Outa Hamra has spent the last three years touring Egypt with street clowning performances, theatrical sketches on refugee issues and working on drama therapy with NGOs — Published in Ahram Online. ——— To bring a smile and get a chuckle out of a person may seem like an easy task, but in the […]

Taxi Vent Ahram Online

Review: Al-Kamissi’s Taxi adapted for Cairo stage (VIDEO)

Taxi, the best-selling Egyptian novel, has been adapted for the stage in a highly interactive and innovative style by The Thousand Tongues theatre company — published in Ahram Online. —- Bilingual theatre company The Thousand Tongues is currently presenting its first show, an adaptation of Khaled Al-Khamissi’s novel Taxi, at Vent in downtown Cairo. The […]

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Photo Gallery: 2 Be Continued Festival in Falaki Theatre

The organisers of the fifth annual 2B Continued Festival helped young Egyptian artists to develop their performances which, premiered on Thursday at Falaki Theatre in Cairo. — Photos published in Ahram Online. Each of the companies who developed their performances with their mentors were given strict parameters to work with: a thirty-minute time limit, a […]

Mahatat Damietta

Harnessing the security vacuum, artists rode 2013 work into public space

Ahram Online highlights five 2013 unique art projects that engaged passersby in the public spaces of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta and Ras Al-Barr — Published in Ahram Online. —————- As Egypt seals its third year since the onset of the revolution in 2011, questions of access to public space, rights and regulations continue to loom in […]

Theatre Iran Egypt Play

Ancient Persian legends on contemporary Egyptian stage

Employing paintings, actors and a violin, a simple setting enriched with history and meaning, director Sabry Zekry presents a story of past and present in ‘In Once Upon a Time, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ – Article published in Ahram Online by me and Soha Elsirgany Like a fairytale, we are carried into the story through […]

Hotel Modern The Great War

D-CAF brings World War I to Cairo

Dutch group Hotel Modern presents a live performance using miniature objects, landscapes, sound installations and powerful storytelling in ‘The Great War’ — Published in Ahram Online. —- Walking into Hotel Modern’s performance of The Great War, one cannot possibly foresee how powerful miniature objects can be in transmitting the emotional and physical experience of being […]

Hal Badeel Festival Townhouse

Amidst political crisis, Cairo saturates itself in culture

Four multidisciplinary festivals, and various side culture happenings, are taking place in Cairo simultaneously at a time when the taste of the national political crisis is on everyone’s tongue – Published in Ahram Online. —– Cairo has always had a limited yet vibrant independent culture scene, mostly centered in Downtown and neighbouring areas, but to […]

Tahrir

Tahrir Monologues: A trip back in time to the 18 days that changed Egypt

On Thursday 26 May in the Rawabet Theatre, a group of youths took their audience back to the 18 days of protests in Tahrir through monologues telling the real stories of Egyptians who lived through the experience [Published in Ahram Online] —————————————– “We are trying to find our way back to Tahrir Square,” 25-year-old Sondos […]