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I wasn’t yet nine years old when I started taking that long road - alone - from my home located in the church  neighborhood to the monastery hall in the west side of the  neighborhood.  The distance amounts to approximately one kilometer; this is the same road I frequented every day of my childhood to reach my school


Constantly marching on foot to the monastery hall, neither the blazing heat from the sun, nor the cold winter rain could ever stop me from reaching there.  I would climb up on   tree branch or pile a stack of stones to peak through the small window in the back of the hall.  There I would watch the organizers sending all children back to their homes.  

 

I spied into that strange magic which attracted me to stay there until darkness of the night would fall, and where I would have to take that long road home alone, again.


I did this for years throughout my childhood, whenever I knew that the Jerusalem Group (Al Hakawati Group) was in the village. This was my ritual until I had the chance to closely watch the masterpieces of this group, and I became one of those spectators who got to sit inside the hall.

 

I carried my dream and ambition along with my innocent lure and innate adoration and put them to an unprecedented challenge; until I reached Jerusalem, to Alhakawati Theatre…

 

 I'm Free....

 The Youbeel

 Natreen Faraj // (Waiting for Godou)

 Kofr Shamma

 Kharbasheh fi Mahatta

 The DREAM // (First Sarryet Ramallah)

 Al Aydi Al Qathera // (The Dirty Hands)

 Bait As-sayyeda // (The House of Bernanda Alba)

 (Child Artist) Project

 The  DREAM // (First group)

 La…Lam Yamot // (No He Did Not Die)

 The DREAM // (Second group)

Gilgamesh did not die // (A musical play from the Greek Epic Gilgamesh)

 The DREAM // (Third group)

 Shababeek  Al-Ghazala

 NUS NSEIS

 Blood Wedding

 Mahatta

 Shababeek  Al-Ghazala Le finestre di Gazzella)

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 Writing & Direction

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