First Saudi woman to participate in a theatrical play

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Saudi Arabia’s first female actress to play a role alongside other men took center stage on Friday in “The Empror’s New Groove” public play in the kingdom. The actress, Najat Mouftah, expressed her feelings regarding this experience. Mouftah said: “I am happy to be the first actress to do this. However, I am not sure if there was an actress who preceded me, and was more happy to practise my hobby and talent on stage in a public show”, she said in an interview ...

Jailbirds in India grab eyeballs with an English play

Friday, 29 December 2017

English plays are staged regularly in the Indian city of Calcutta where the legacy of British colonial rule is on display everywhere from the elite social clubs to breathtaking monuments and larger-than-life bronze statues of generals and statesmen. But the latest production of Stagecraft, the city’s premier English language theatre group, The Teahouse of the August Moon, adapted from Vern Sneider’s 1951 novel, is a trailblazer. The entire cast of 13 men and five women are ...

Beirut play about Syrian war gets as close to home as it can

Sunday, 22 October 2017

A play about Syria’s war, told through one family’s tragedy, made its Lebanon debut on Friday, the closest it will ever get to being staged on home soil, its Syrian director said.“It would be impossible to perform it in Syria. There are red lines, and the censorship that was there before 2011 is still there today,” said Omar Abu Saada, one of the country’s best-known theatre directors.The play - called “While I Was Waiting” - is based on the real-life ...

Play inspired by Mideast peace talks wins in New York

Monday, 12 June 2017

A play inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Norwegian husband and wife diplomats behind the 1993 Oslo Accords was crowned best play on New York’s Broadway Sunday at the Tony Awards. The homegrown play, “Oslo,” written by US playwright J.T. Rogers was inspired by the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the agreement more than two decades ago. The play has won rave reviews and a Hollywood movie adaptation is also in the works, ...

How a rural theater group fights for Turkish women’s rights

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Ummiye Kocak had to drop out of formal education after primary school due to her family’s limited financial resources

Harry Potter coming back, this time on stage in new play

Friday, 26 June 2015

Author J.K. Rowling tweeted that she is 'very excited' about a new Harry Potter play

Syrian refugees perform revamped Antigone play

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The refugee women retook the tragic play by Sophocles to reflect their own contemporary traumas

Slum to stage: Tale of Mumbai shantytown lights up London theater

Saturday, 22 November 2014

London audiences were given insight into the experience of Indian slum dwelling this week

Play ‘Dirty Paki Lingerie’ makes London debut after world tour

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The story has particularly received a successful reception in the U.S., especially in New York

‘I want to sleep with you’ play irks Turkish ministry

Thursday, 16 October 2014

‘Erotic’ language used at a play about life of the German poet and playwright Johann Wolfgang in Turkey agitated the ministry of culture

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