A panel discussion exploring the legacy of the late great Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous (1941 - 1997), whose "theatre of politicization" project countered what is commonly referred to as "political theatre." Wannous' influence on theatre being created in the Arab world today, the role of the dissident playwright against the backdrop of government censorship, and the relationship between theatre and the "Arab Spring," are among the featured topics.
DATE & LOCATION
Panel will be held on Monday, March 10th at 7pm at Silk Road Rising
The Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Chicago
Tickets are free, HOWEVER, attendees must self register in order to secure a seat. CLICK HERE to reserve your tickets.
Distinguished panelists include director Sahar Assaf (American University in Beirut); former Syrian Minister of Culture and playwright, Riad Ismat (Northwestern University); Senior Fellow for Middle East and National Security, Nabeel Khoury (Chicago Council on Global Affairs); Professor and playwright Robert Myers (American University in Beirut); and Professor Nada Saab (Lebanese American University).
The panel will be moderated by Silk Road Rising Artistic Director Jamil Khoury.
You can self register for the panel by CLICKING HERE Tickets are free.