2017 MENA Playwrights Residency

The Sundance Institute Theatre Program is launching an 11-day residency program for MENA playwrights, particularly Syrian, who have been based in Europe for five years or less (2011-2016). Sundance Institute has created this opportunity to shepherd new text-based projects in Arabic (classical or dialects) at their very early stages. By deciding to locate the first Sundance Institute MENA Playwrights Residency in Berlin, Sundance Institute aims to support an environment where artists and intellectuals facing personal upheaval can contribute to rebuilding communities through creativity. This program, supervised by experienced dramaturgs and advisors, will take place in Berlin & the Berlin Countryside in the Spring 2017. This program aims to develop new theatre works in Arabic, to contribute to the maintenance of the ties between MENA theatre-makers who live inside and outside the region, as well as to provide new opportunities of international visibility for MENA artists recently based in Europe. The first two days of the Residency will be held in Berlin followed by seven days of retreat with Sundance Institute dramaturgs in the German countryside and concluding with two final days in Berlin.

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Annie Baker

Creative Advisor
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