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Rabih MrouƩ

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

Year Awarded 2010
Category Performance Art/Theater
WEBSITE Photo 1.jpg Rabih Mroure, photo by Houssam Kousheimech
WEBSITE Photo 2.jpg Rabih Mroue, photo by Samar Maakaroun