This panel discussion is in partnership with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown.
Liwaa Yazji (Syria) is a writer, translator, editor, and publisher of cultural studies, cinema, poetry, and literature. She occasionally acts and directs.
Ali Mahdi Nouri (Sudan) is a director, producer, and actor. He is the founder of the National Group of Puppet Theatre, the Al Bugaa Theatre Group, the Al Bugaa Sudan Theatre Festival, the Centre for Theatre in Conflict Zones, and the Mahdi Art Centre.
Shahid Nadeem (Pakistan) is a director and playwright of works championing human rights, Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, recipient of the 2009 President of Pakistan's Pride of Performance Award and the 2012 Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theatre.
Nabil Al-Raee (Palestine) is Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre, where he also directs productions and teaches acting. In his workshops and work with youth and young adults, he has been developing a pedagogy of theater under occupation.
Derek Goldman (United States) is the Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center, Founding Co-Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, and Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University.
Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider (moderator, United States) is a distinguished professor in the practice of Diplomacy and Founding Co-Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University; she leads the Arts and Culture Initiative at the Brookings Institution and co-directs Muslims on Screen and Television.
Performance Timing: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
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Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by A. Huda and Samia Farouki, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International government support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States, the Embassy of Israel in the United States, the Canada Council for the Arts, The National Theatre of Iceland, and the Japan Foundation.
Major support for education and related artistic programming is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, the National Committee for the Performing Arts, and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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