Zoukak Sidewalks - The Universities Program - September 22
Join us on Friday September 22nd to watch “Mycelium” by Sophie Haj Hassan at 6 PM and “Lordless Ladies” by Yasmina Elamine at 7 PM as part of “Zoukak Sidewalks - The Universities Program”.
Mycelium by Sophie Haj Hassan
Mycelium talks about the manner in which a person deals with the possibility of their own death. “A” and “B” are two characters who run into each other in a war stricken city. Their meeting brings forth their struggle for survival and immortality, their yearning for communication and belonging, and their inescapable fear. Are they dying? Dead? Real? The play raises fundamentally philosophical questions pertaining to existence and non-existence, life and death, rejection and acceptance through the death of its own characters.
About the artist
Sophie is a senior Theatre student at the Lebanese University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature. As a director, she has directed two short plays as part of university programs خوتة المدينة 2022، ميسيليوم 2023. As an actress, she has received her training in various acting methods at university and has participated in a number of workshops with Odin Teatret, Beirut Summer School, and One Hand Puppet among others.
Actors:Hanna Yazbeck , Joe Ramia, Rayan Al Hibta
Director: Sophie Haj Hassan
Music: Younes Rizk
Poster Design: Magalie Masoud
Scenography Technician: Jack Ucef
Lordless Ladies by Yasmina Elamine
3 Syrian refugees, escaping war from Syria and seeking shelter in Germany. Will they be able to restart their lives and overcome their fears, or will the war linger inside of them?
About the artist
Yasmina Elamine is a senior student at LAU majoring in Political Science/ International Affairs and Performing Arts. She found her passion in theatre after trying an acting class for the first time. For her, theatre tackles a multitude of issues that could be social, political, or philosophical in an artistic and entertaining manner. Although it is no easy thing to direct a play, there is no greater reward than watching the end result.
Actors: Sandra BouKarroum, Ranim Shams, Fatima Al Zein
Director and Set Designer: Yasmina Elamin
Light designer and Operator: Jamal Zerky
Costume Designer: Nour Habra
Poster designer: Dana Abbas
Stage Manager: Malek Hamzeh, Audra Yulia Nassif, Tia Elamin
House Manager: Carla Barbara
Ticket Officer: Leen Mbarak
Crew: Tia Elamin, Nayla Elamin, Imad Elamin, Balkis Zaatari
Accent Supervisor: Ali Mezher, Mahmoud Chamseddine
Special thanks to Lina Khoury, Hala Masri, and the Lebanese American University