American Theatre Landscape: Public conversation
Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:
American Theatre Landscape
Philip Himberg (Sundance Institute) with Junaid Sariedden (Zoukak)
Introduction by Jumana Al-Yasiri
Tuesday 6 of November at 7:00 p.m at Zoukak Studio
Tickets are available through ihjoz.com and at the door
Join Sundance Institute's Theatre Program Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Junaid Sarieddeen for a conversation about the American theatre landscape. Have you ever wondered about the ecosystem of the arts scene in the United States? How do plays get from ideas into production? What are the mechanisms by which artists navigate their careers? How does the creative economy in the US engage with art from outside their borders?
Philip Himberg is currently in his 21st season as the Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program. Under his aegis, since 1997, Sundance has shepherded hundreds of plays by emerging and established American playwrights that have subsequently been produced across the US, on Broadway, off-Broadway and in regional theaters, as well as internationally. Many of these plays have won Tony and Obie Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. He initiated the Sundance Institute East Africa Initiative which for over 15 years supported theatre makers in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, as well as residency labs in Africa each year.
Two new initiatives began in 2013: the Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, and a burgeoning cultural exchange with Arab playwrights in North Africa and the Middle East.
He was co-artistic director of Playwrights Horizons in New York, in the theatre's most formative years. He is a recipient of the Theatre Communications Group/National Endowment for the Arts Artistic Fellowship. He was Staff Producer for the Mark Taper Forum's Improvisational Theatre Project (I.T.P.), a resident touring ensemble that created and performed new work for young audiences. In addition, Himberg holds a degree as a doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture since 1985.
Zoukak Sidewalks – The Festival 2018 is supported by: Drosos Foundation, AFAC – Arab Fund for Art and Culture, the Sundance Institute, the Goethe Institute, the British Council, the French Institute – Paris, the French Institute – Lebanon, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Beirut Office, Salon Du Livre Francophone.