I’m a director, film, television and theatre actress, acting teacher and theatre scholar. I have directed over forty major productions in the Arab World, Europe, Africa and US. Previously I served as head of the acting program at the Hogh Institute of Theatre Arts in Damascus and contributed in designing the curriculum. I have participated in and/or chaired theatre symposia and festival juries. I received my MFA in directing and acting from National Academy of Theatre and Film (Sofia, Bulgaria).
I consider my work in theatre as a social political commitment. My involvements as a human right’s activist in fighting for civil liberties and freedom rivals my theatre work.
In my work with students abroad I seek to compel them to make deep soul searching to find out how the Arabic drama relate to their own lives and how or to what extent they connect to the characters in it. How do they relate to the plays as a statement on Arabic culture and society and as a statement on their different cultures and societies?
I received the best actress award at the Carthage Film Festival for my leading role in Chronicle of the Coming Year.