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The Lion and the Brown Witch: Reflections on this year’s Africa-focused Festival Theaterformen
Ismail Fayed | Ismail Fayed reflects on Festival Theaterformen’s Africa-focused program in Brunswick, Germany
A state-approved play distills Islam’s history to its most regrettable parts
Rose Elbay | How does a government-approved play called Mohamed feel about the slaughter of “infidels”?
Shady al-Daly’s new play pokes fun at happiness gurus
Amany Ali Shawky | The Magical Recipe for Happiness asks its audience to stop listening to those who think they know better
Zig Zig: Bridging an unbridgeable distance to rape in 1919?
Naira Antoun | When British soldiers came into villagers’ houses in Nazlat al-Shobak in 1919, according to village
Gardens Speak: An imperfect but strong moment of empathy with Syria’s dead
Pesha Magid | The first thing you notice in Tania El Khoury’s interactive sound installation Gardens Speak is the
In conversation: On 2B Continued and performing arts in Egypt
Hanaa Safwat and Rowan El Shimi | How long do we coddle for? When do we decide that the audience is ready to see something a little less
Art attacks! The extraterrestrial experience of The Gifted Painter
Jonathan Guyer | What is the role of the artist in Egyptian society? This provocation has many answers, and has led me
Another take on 1980 and Up: A play in a can
Amany Ali Shawky | In my opinion, it is almost insulting to abuse the hopes, disappointments, successes and failures of
1980 and Up: Jumping backward to get ahead
Andeel | I was surprised by the long and heated applause at jokes making fun of the army and the political situation
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