Lives in Hazmieh, Lebanon
Born 1967, Beirut, Lebanon
Actor, Director, Playwright
In 1990 I began creating my own plays, performances and videos. Continuously searching for new and contemporary relations among all the different elements and languages of the theater art forms, I question the definitions of theater and the relationship between space and form in performance and how the performer relates with the audience. My works deal with issues that have been swept under the table in the current political climate of Lebanon.
From theater practice to politics, and from the problem of representation to my private life, my search for "truth versus fiction" begins via documents, photos and found objects, often fabricating documents and other "truths." The work becomes a dissection table for the dubious processes of Lebanon's war society.
1989 B.A., Universite Libanaise, Beirut, Lebanon
2009 Photo-Romance, performance in collaboration with Lina Saneh, premiered at Festival d'Avignon, Avignon, France; also performed internationally
2009 The inhabitants of images, premiered at Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE; also toured internationally
2008 Theater with dirty feet, premiered at HAU 2, Hebbel-Theater in Berlin, Germany
2008 I, the undersigned, installation, Manifesta 7, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy
2007 Yesterday's Man, performance in collaboration with Tony Chakar and Tiago Rodrigues, premiered at La Merce, Girona, Spain; also performed internationally
2007 How Nancy wished that everything was an April Fool's joke, in collaboration with Fadi Toufic, premiered at Tokyo International Arts Festival; also performed internationally