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PROGRAMME: 'Censorship and Theatre' conference

Over three days, researchers and theatre professionals will share their insights about several aspects of censorship and its resistance

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 May 2015
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The National Centre of Theatre, Music and Popular Arts will organise the second edition of its Censorship and Theatre conference from 23 to 27 May.

Over three days, researchers and theatre professionals will share their insights about several aspects of censorship and its resistance.

The conference is an opportunity for raising a discussion about censorship in theatre, one of the most important and influential forms of art, reads the event press release.

The conference takes place at Hanger Arts Centre.

Programme:

Sunday 24 May

12pm-2pm
Opening Reception at Hanager Theatre

2pm-4pm
Lunch Break

4.30pm-6pm
Session 1- The Role of Censorship between the Past and the Present

Moderator: Ali Abushady

Speakers:
Abdel Sattar Fathi: Head of the Censorship Directorate- Egypt
(Research title: The Role of Censorship between the Past and the Present)

Wessam Nabih Nasr: Critic- Egypt
(Research title: The Role of Censorship between the Past and the Present)

Gamal Yacout: Teacher of Theatrical Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University- Egypt
(Research title: Censorship and Referential Values in Modern Theatre)

Ali Al-Mahdi Nouri: Actor, Theatre Director, UNESCO Ambassador and General Secretary of the International Theatre Institute- Sudan
(Research title: The Future of International Cooperation in global content of censorship and tools to optimum use of general censorship)

Monday 25 May

11.30am-1pm
Session 1- Tools of Censorship (1)

Moderator: Huda Wasfy

Speakers:
Jessica Litwak: Playwright, actress and theatre trainer- United States
(Research title: Theatre Censorship in the Free World)

Mahmoud El-Kahila: Theatre Critic- Egypt
(Research title: Informal Censorship on theatre works)

Lina El-Abyad: Theatre Director- Lebanon
(Research title: We all have a blue pencil in our drawer)

1.30pm-3pm
Session 2- Tools of Censorship (2)

Moderator: Ahmed Megahed

Speakers:

Abdel Aziz El-Sereie: Writer- Kuwait
(Research title: Censorship and Theatre..Readings and Experiences)

Gulnar Wakim: Consultant in Caritas Association for Gender, Researcher- Lebanon
(Research title: Censorship and Theatre in Latin America..A History of War)

Ali Dawood: Researcher in the National Theatre Centre- Egypt
(Research title: Theatre in Educational institutions)

Omaima Gado: Researcher in the National Research Centre for Education and Development, Head of the Media and Public Opinion department
(Research title: The Inevitability of Censorship on School Theatre..Between Challenges of Globalization and Ethical Standards in the Arab World)

3.30pm-5pm
Session 3- Theatre as an Act of Resistance

Moderator: Eman Ezzeldine

Speakers:
Fadlallah Ahmed Abdallah: Dead of the Faculty of Music and Drama in the Sudan University for Science and Technology- Sudan
(Research title: “Theatre”..Questions of description and standards of professionalism in Sudan)

Janis Boon: Playwright- China
(Research title: The Progressive Leader: Who is Afraid of Theatre?)

Thomas Angel: CEO, Secretary of Artists Rights of the International Theatre Institute in Germany- Germany
(Research title: Attacks and Defences: The Public Space of Theatre)

Miryam Bousalmi: Theatre Director- Tunisia
(Research title: Theatre and the Art of Anarchy)

Tuesday May 26

11.30am-1.30pm
Session 1- Forms of Censorship Resistance (1)

Moderator: Nehad Seleiha

Speakers:
Ismail Abdallah: General Secretary of the Arab Theatre Institute- United Arab Emirates
(Research title: Forms of Censorship Resistance..The Arab Theatre Institute Experience)

Marvin Carlson: Professor of Theatre, Middle Eastern Studies and Comparative Literature in the Graduate School of New York University- United States
(Research title: Jalila Bakkar and Censorship in Tunisia)

Nidal El-Ashqar: Actress, Playwright, Founder and Director of Al-Madinah Theatre- Lebanon
(Research title: On Theatre and Theatre Censorship)

Hadia Abdel Fattah: Teacher of Theatrical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, Helwan University- Egypt
(Research title: Directing Practices and resisting censorship)

2pm-3:30pm
Session2- Forms of Censorship Resistance (2)

Moderator: Emad Abu Ghazi

Speakers:
Al-Asaad Al-Gamousy: Professor of Comparative Literature in Sfax University, Head of Carthage Theatre Nights- Tunisia
(Research title: Creativity as a Form of Resistance to Censorship..Mouliere as a model)

Ahmed Adel El-Kadaby: Writer and Critic- Egypt
(Research title: Forms of Censorship Resistance..Theatre Clubs as a model)

Asmaa Mo’men Khalifa: Teaching Assistant of Theatrical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, Helwan University- Egypt
(Research title: The Importance of Heritage in Theatrical Approaches of issues in the Egyptian Society)

5pm
Closing Ceremony at Hanager Theatre

 

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