The Playwrights

AAmir_Nizar_Zuabi-100x106MIR NIZAR ZUABI is a Palestinian writer and one of the leading emerging theatre directors in the Middle East. His award winning shows have gained new audiences locally in Palestine but also internationally at acclaimed festivals and theatres. As a director, theatre work includes Oh My Sweet Land (Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne and Young Vic), Alive from PalestineWhen the World was Green and In the Penal Colony (Young Vic), Stories Under Occupation (Al Kassaba, Ramallah and Tour; Best Production winner Cairo Theatre Festival and Cartage Festival), Comedy of Errors (RSC), The Beloved (Bush Theatre), Voligo Andare In Prigone (Collosseo Theatre), Jidariyya (Palestinian National Theatre and tour), Forget Herostratous and An Autumn Tale (Al Midan, Haifa, where Amir worked as Associate Director), War or More, Sneeze and Other Shorts (ShiberHur) and Samson and Delilah (Vlamesse Opera House). As a writer, work includes Clinging on StoneAlbumWar or MoreI am Yusuf and This Is My Brother.


ddd DALIA TAHA is a Palestinian poet and playwright. Her plays include: Fireworks (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2015); Keffiyeh Made in China (Flemish Royal Theatre &A.M Qattan Foundation, Brussels, 2012). Dalia is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at Brown University and has published two collections of poetry and one novel.In 2013 Dalia was awarded the young artist grant, to travel to both Kinshasa and Hanover to attend the theater festivals in the two cities. In addition to plays, Dalia writes poetry and fiction. She has published two collections of poetry, and one novel. Her poems were translated into English, French, German, and Swedish.

Click here for a link to an interview with Dalia Taha.


farajin-imadIMAD FARAJIN has worked as an actor for nine years and started writing plays in 2002. He studied acting at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. He performed in Al-Kasaba Theatres Alive from Palestine: Stories Under Occupation, which was devised by the company and has toured throughout the world. In 2007 he won the Al-Qattan Foundations Young Writer Award for his play Chaos. His play 603 was presented as a staged reading at the Royal Court Theatre in November 2008 and at Al Balad Theatre in Amman, Jordan, in February 2009. Since then, a production of 603, directed by Manal Awad, has toured various theatres in the West Bank, as well as Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Imad also writes extensively for television.


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