MEDAF (Middle East Dramatic Arts Forum) is launching itself with a one-day symposium at the drama department of Hull Universtity.
It is intended to give a vivid if short snapshot of some of the work being done in the region and we have an extraordinary line up of speakers:
Lenin El-Ramly, award-winning Egyptian playwright and director; Nabil Sawalha, satirist who helped form the first Jordanian National Theatre Group; Sawsan Darwaza, prolific writer and director who was for many years president of the Jordan Centre of the International Theatre Institute; Sulayman Al-Bassam, writer, and director of plays such as THE AL-HAMLET SUMMIT and the first Arabic-speaking RICHARD III at the RSC; and Ben Harrison or a representative from Grid Iron, who will talk about their site specific work in Beirut.
If you are interested in attending, this is the link you need: http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/337367/symposium/index.html
If you want to find out more about MEDAF please go to www.medaf.org