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Masterclass: Directing New Texts

Timedate16 Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 11:00 to 14:00

Venue16 Lebanese University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture, Furn el Chebbak, Beirut, Lebanon


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Lebanese University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture, Furn el Chebbak

Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture - 2nd Branch, Furn el Chebbak
Beirut, Lebanon
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Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:

Directing New Texts
By Lucy Morrison
Thursday 1 November 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Lebanese University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture

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Lucy will share her experience of working exclusively with new plays; covering dramaturgy, writing, directing and performing new texts. The session will include practical writing and acting exercises. 

Artist's Biography  

Lucy is Associate Director at the Royal Court.

For the Royal Court: The Woods by Robert Alan Evans, Lights Out/It's All Made Up by The Space Between (The Site Programme), MANWATCHING by an anonymous woman, Plaques & Tangles by Nicola Wilson, Who Cares by Michael Wynne, Pests by Vivienne Franzmann (&Clean Break),  Product by Mark Ravenhill (Paines Plough,Traverse/European tour).

From 2007 to 2014 she artistically led Clean Break – a women’s theatre company working on stages, in prisons and in communities.
Other theatre includes:
 Elephant by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti (Birmingham Rep); Billy the Girl by Katie Hims (Clean Break/ Soho), Little on the Inside by Alice Birch(Clean Break/Almeida/Summerhall Edinburgh); it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now by Lucy Kirkwood (Clean Break/Arcola); Fatal Light by Chloe Moss, Doris Day by EV Crowe (Clean Break/Soho Theatre) and This Wide Night by Chloe Moss (Clean Break/Soho Theatre).

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ستشاركنا لوسي تجربتها في العمل حصرياً مع نصوص مسرحيّة جديدة، متطرقة إلى نواحي الدراماتورجيا، الكتابة، الإخراج والتمثيل. ستتضمن المحاضرة تمارين خاصة بالتمثيل والكتابة الفعلية.

لوسي موريسون هي مخرجة مشاركة في مسرح الرويال كورت في لندن.
كانت المديرة الفنية لفرقة "كلين بريك" المسرحية، وهي فرقة نسوية تعمل في المسرح والسجون وضمن المجتمعات.


Zoukak Theatre Company and Cultural association

Zoukak Theater Company, created in 2006, is a non-hierarchical structure, dedicated to theatre practice as a social and political involvement, with a belief in theatre as a space for common reflection and in collectivity as a position against marginalizing systems.

Zoukak's productions are created in series of common research raising questions around certain themes: gender -"Silk Thread" (2012), religion and power - "Lucena: Obedience Training" (2013), Lebanese history - "Perform Autopsy" (2013) and "Heavens" (2014), death and immortality - "He Who Saw Everything" (2015) and "Death Comes Through the Eyes" (2014), childhood and violence - "School Acts" (2014), "Organs Tissue and Candy Games" (2014) and "Innocent Violence" (2016), Migration - "The Battle Scene" (2015) among others… Their work has been shown in several cities in the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Africa and South Asia (MUCEM museum, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance, The New York Public Library, Ibsen Center, ITFOK, The Battersea Arts Center, The Southbank Center…).

They have been commissioned by international festivals, theatres and universities to create original work: NYUAD's Performing Arts Center, UAE; Krefeld/Monchengladbach City Theaters, Germany; Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center, University of Houston, Texas; Theaterfestival Schwindelfrei Mannheim, Williams College, Massachusetts; LIFT and The Royal Court Theatre, London among others. Zoukak members have participated in residencies, panels and given workshops and lectured at universities and in non-academic contexts, in the Middle East, Europe, the United States and Africa.

In addition to that Zoukak has been working with marginalized communities across Lebanon for the last ten years (disabled children, women victims of domestic violence, incarcerated youths, individuals affected by war, including refugees…), applying theatre on various levels. The company developed a specific approach to psychosocial interventions of drama therapy and socially engaged theatre, providing workshops and training programs to diverse groups, and devising performances in different Lebanese regions and in various contexts locally and abroad, including Calais' migrants and refugee camp, in France and in refugee camps in Serbia.

Zoukak endeavours to develop an environment of dialogue and reflection around the performing arts in Lebanon and to provide artistic development and international touring opportunities for local artists. The company produces collaborations, residencies and events with international artists in the company's studio, curating since 2013 "Zoukak Sidewalks", an international performance platform and "Focus Liban" a showcase for the diffusion of work by local emerging artists.

Zoukak is three-time AFAC award grantee, in 2012 the company received the Ibsen Scholarship award and in 2014 the Anna Lindh Foundation's Euromed Dialogue Award for social resilience and creativity.

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