Abdullah Alkafri

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A playwright and cultural activist, who works as a trainer in topics related to the field of culture with many organizations. A regular participant at conferences and forums on culture and art. He has also collaborated with art organizations such as Lift- The UK, the Lark- USA and the Royal Court- The UK.

He is a founding member and Executive Director of Ettijahat- Independent Culture. Abdullah graduated in Theatrical Studies from the High Institute of Dramatic Arts, Damascus, 2004 and completed his Master’s study at Saint Joseph University, Beirut, in the same field in 2015. He is currently a PhD Student at Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon.

He has published and directed several plays, including “Mrs Ghada’s Pain Threshold” in Beirut, and was a member of the selection committee for “Arab Contemporary Dramaturgy” (organized by IEVP 2012) where he was entrusted with selecting nine Arabic texts to be published in French. He was also part of the project “An Enemy of the People and Pillars of Society: the Tragedy of the Individual”, produced by the Ibsen Conference in 2014 in Norway, in collaboration with Zoukak Theatre Company.