WORLD STAGES: Recasting Home: Conflict, Refugees, and Theater: Panel Discussion (Syria / Sudan / Pakistan / Palestine / U.S.)

Sun., Mar. 23, 2014, 1:30 PM
Terrace Gallery
Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes
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FREE event, tickets required. Free tickets will be distributed, up to two (2) per person in line, in the States Gallery, approximately 30 minutes prior to the performance. Tickets are subject to availability.

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.
In English.

Performance Timing: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014

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