Stories run on emotions and heart.
The good ones make you feel.
When you are done, you are not the same “you” that you were before.
Playwright and director Tatty Hennessy
On 2 - 9 November 2019, we organised a creative residency in Tyre (south of Lebanon) at the Lebanese national theatre. We gathered a group of young artists from Egypt and Lebanon who shared stories about their experience with gender gap and gender inequality in their societies.
Ahmed Hassen (Egypt) organised theatre workshops with the participants and we concluded the residency with filming a theatre play THE MISFITS based on their stories.
Participants: from Egypt (Ahmed Nagdy aka Oscar, Kholoud Essa, Germein Fangary and Mohamed El Sheikha); from Lebanon (Jana Ismail, Ibrahim Ibrahim, Talaat Harb and Husein Hamdan).
Residency creative team: Ahmed Hassan, Rasha Shaaban, Kariem Saleh and Sikna Attallah.
An initiative of the National Museums of World Culture (Sweden).
This edition was organised in collaboration with Tiro Arts Association (Lebanon) and El-Takeiba Arts Centre (Egypt).
With the support of the Swedish Institute – Creative Force Programme.
Stories about gaps that we face in our life for trying to challenge the gender norms in our societies.
Stories by: Kariem Saleh (Egypt)
A play based on individual experiences with the gender gap in Egypt and Lebanon.
Directed by: Ahmed Hassen (Egypt)
Filmed by: Kariem Saleh (Egypt)