Art Against Violence and Oppresion
Date(s) - 03/26/2021
SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies
Date And Time
Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 1:00 PM PDT
About this Event
Naila Al Atrash, from Damascus, Syria, is a stage director, actor, and professor of acting. She’s been closely engaged with Syria’s main theatre school “The Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts”, where she headed the acting department for many years and contributed to designing the curriculum. She’s actively involved in the theatre of the larger Middle East, having participated in or chaired many symposia and festivals as well as won a few major awards. She won the golden prize as an actress for a leading role in Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia in 1986. Al Atrash has been invited to direct a number of plays and conducted workshops in acting and directing in several places in the Arab World, Europe, Africa, and the United States. Her involvement as a human rights activist in fighting for civil liberties and freedom almost rivals her theatre work and exposes her to a constant threat. Naila Al Atrash is currently a visiting professor in the NYU Drama department/Tisch.
She will join us to talk about how Syrian artists contributed to raising civic disobedience during the Uprising.
A-Zoom link will be sent to all registered attendees before the event.