Masrah Ensemble presents: Triangles: Playing across Amharic, Arabic, and English

A Festival-in-Progress of Theatre and Audiences Together

Beirut and New York

Spring 2014

Opening on Saturday 29 March from 1.30-3pm

At 98Weeks Project Space

Residencies, Translation, New Playwriting, Audience Workshops

Triangles is a festival-in-progress that translates, workshops, and reimagines three plays through a series of residencies and public encounters in Beirut and New York and an array of collaborations with groups and artists in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, the United States, and beyond.

The project engages a range of languages and communities in a slow-cooking, collaborative, creative process. With Triangles, Masrah Ensemble seeks to cultivate a new dynamic between artists and audiences and to invite them to participate and play a central role in playwriting, translation, and performance development. Works- and translations-in-progress include plays by resident writers alongside Yekermo Sew (Tomorrow’s Man) by Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin (1936-2006).

With the support of Hivos