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MP6: Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World

Omar Abu Saada

2012, March 10
18:00-19:00
Upper Stage
45 min.
An attempt to contribute to the current incidents in Epypt and Syria through the art of the theatre.
10 € | Concs. 5 €
2-sessions ticket: 14 €
3-sessions ticket: 18 €
Meeting Points All ticket
The event is a Marathon of Solos and Performances session of Meeting Points 6

Look at the Streets… This is how Hope looks like… (2011)

Based on two articles published by the Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, published in The Guardian as she was in the heart of the Tahreer Square during the Egyptian Revolution, and also using comments and statues from Facebook taken from Syrian members reflecting on the current events. This text reflects what is happening in our world at this moment. It is an attempt to contribute to the current incidents through the art of the theatre.

Since his graduation from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus, Omar Abu Saada has worked as a dramaturge for several productions. He started his career as director when he established The Studio Theatre Company along with other fellow Syrian theatre practitioners; with whom he achieved a numerous interactive theatre projects taking place in rural areas. In 2004, Abu Saada presented his first play as director, Insomnia, which was performed in Contact Theatre Festival, Manchester. Then followed: his second production, Poster in 2006; Samah in 2008, a collective improvisation performance with a group of young prisoners from Damascus Juvenile Institute; and Al Merwad wa Al Mekhala in 2009 at the Syrian Opera House. Abu Saada is the author of several plays and scripts; he also organized and supervised several theatrical workshops.

credits

Look at the Streets… This is how Hope looks like… (2011)
Reading

Performance Director: Omar Abu Saada
Playwright: Mohammad Al Attar
Performer: Reem Ali

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Arabic with surtitles in Greek
PARALLEL EVENTS

11 Mar 2012

12:00 Dance Room
Free admission

ADULTS

MP6: Contemporary Art Festival from the Arab World Workshop with Οmar Abu Saada and Μohammad Al Attar