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Performance Lab #11: Nurturing Community Through Theatre with Amena Shehab
February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmPay What You Will
In this lab, we will explore how individual artists, collectives and organizations can work together to open doors and create spaces that support involvement from a collection of different communities, specifically Newcomers.
It is how we can collectively work to build a rich community where stories and experiences can be shared and bring us together.
This lab will include a presentation and Q&A discussion.
ASL Interpretation and Auto-Generated Captions will be provided
Pay What You Will
Suggested Donation of $10
What Do You Need To Join?
A Device To Zoom In On
An Internet Connection
About your Lab Instructor
Amena Shehab is an Arab woman. She studied at the High Institute of Theatre in Damascus and worked with Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, and theatre companies in Syria and Qatar. Her first play in Edmonton was Nine Parts of Desire with The Maggie Tree in 2017 and she has been moving forward ever since. Her plays have appealed to her as a woman, as a mother, and as an immigrant. Her one-woman show, ‘Hagar’ (2019), was about a woman escaping the war in Syria so that she and her infant child can find a better life. Other plays have included Harun, FOB, the Nurse in Medea, E-Day, All That Binds Us, and Here There Be Night. She is pleased to have been able to work in these roles to share her experiences with other Canadians. Now, still moving forward, she is honored to play Antiope, a warrior who will never leave women behind, in The Amazonamachy.