Staging the World: Examples from Egypt


WHEN October 20, 2014
6-8 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

The focus of the evening will be on the challenges of playing, promoting, and presenting plays and performance texts from places with other histories, political circumstances, and theatrical conventions.  Tina Benko will perform a reading of They Say Dancing is a Sin conceived by Hani Abdel Nasser & Mohamed Abdel Mu’iz, written by Mohamed Abdel Mu’iz, and translated by Mohammed Albakry and Rebekah Maggor.  Bailey Nassetta will perform a reading of The Mirror by Yasmeen Imam Bashir, translated by Rebekah Maggor with Mona Rageb, and directed by Sarah Blush. Both plays were performed just months after the 2011 uprising in Egypt and will be published in the anthology Tahrir Plays and Performance Texts from the Egyptian Revolution, edited and translated by Mohammed Albakry and Rebekah Maggor as part of the “In Performance” series edited by Carol Martin. The readings will be followed by a panel discussion.

Convened by
  • Carol Martin, Professor of Drama, NYUAD

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