Staging the World: Examples from Egypt

Performance & Panel Discussion at NYU Abu Dhabi in New York

19 Washington Square North, New York

Monday, Oct. 20th at 6:00pm

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 with:


Carol Martin,  Professor of Drama, NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Derek Goldman Professor of Theater and Performance Studies; Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University


Mark Wing-Davey Chairperson of the Graduate Acting Program; Professor of Graduate Acting, NYU Tisch School of the Arts


Rebekah Maggor, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Rowan University

Rebekah Maggor

Assistant Professor

Department of Theatre & Dance

Rowan University

2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar

Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program