SUAD theatre 2020-2021 focuses on theatre related to the Arab world. As Semester 1 sessions take place online this year, it has been an opportunity to research and adapt plays by meritorious authors from the MENA region. Many plays from the Arab world are not available in English or French, so this year, students undertake the translation of several scripts. The group then selects extracts and combines these to create a hybrid, multi-media production, involving filmed elements with which live performers can eventually interact. In the Autumn of 2020, we still do not know the impact the pandemic will have on our final Spring production; if it can take place in our beautiful Sheikh Zayed theatre or if it will be exclusively video art. Either way, we continue to devise ways to keep theatre alive and celebrate creativity in these challenging times. We invite actors around the globe to be part of our special project this year, at least virtually 😉
Presentation clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ohKS_w2uRU&feature=youtu.be
To join, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details on our project, find a description here: