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iloubnan review Antigone

iloubnan review Antigone

Knowing that none of these women had any experience with performing, and that, for many, it was their first time in a theatre, made their performances even more touching. The audience appreciated the resilience they showed as they told their heart-breaking personal tragedies in front of complete strangers.

Antigone, the play’s heroine is almost seen as a role model for the cast. She, who defies the King and decides to give her brother a proper burial despite his objection, is looked upon with reverence. The women try to work out which role they should have in the play, the brave Antigone or her more subordinate sister, Ismene. To the audience, they were all Antigones. 

Interview with Mohammad Al Attar, Antigone Dramaturg

Interview with Mohammad Al Attar, Antigone Dramaturg

Tabitha Ross sat down with dramaturg, Mohammad Al-Attar, as he explains dramaturgy, the challenges of re-imagining Antigone with a group of Syrian women refugees, unorthodox casting methods, and Antigone of Syria as a struggle against patriarchal authority.

Workshop blog - To be or not to be? That is the question.

Workshop blog - To be or not to be? That is the question.

Hi, I'm Dina. My role is to train the women to use their bodies, voices and work together as a team.  I'll be cataloging the trials and tribulations of the workshops as we prepare to lead them out on to the stage for the first time in their lives.  We have 8 weeks.  This is my blog - hope you enjoy reading....and check back for regular updates.

Find out what everyone thinks of the new space, while discussions of Antigone lead to opinions on suicide.

Workshop blog - "from cooking to acting"

Workshop blog - "from cooking to acting"

Hi, I'm Dina. My role is to train the women to use their bodies, voices and work together as a team.  I'll be cataloguing the trials and tribulations of the workshops as we prepare to lead them out on to the stage for the first time in their lives.  We have 8 weeks.  This is my blog - hope you enjoy reading....and check back for regular updates.

Classical or not classical, that is the question?