Call for Applications: Youth Theatre Performance Mentored by Zoukak

Monday, December 2, 2019

Project: Youth Theatre Performance Mentored by Zoukak
Timeline: One session of 8 hours per week, between January and May 2020
Age: 15 – 21 years’ old
Participation fee: No fee required
Deadline for application: 5 January 2020

Download the full call: English / Arabic

Zoukak is launching the 2nd edition of the Youth Theatre Performance project addressed to youths (between 15 and 21 years old) wishing to explore theatre professionally. Those interested in acting, writing, directing, stage-management, light, sound, costume and set design are invited to apply. We are looking for highly motivated youths, willing to be invested in a long-term theatre project, and eager to work collectively and develop tools that allow them to expand their knowledge and expertise in the field. Prior experience is preferable, but not required.

The selected youths will be responsible for creating their own theatre play as a group, under the supervision of Zoukak mentors. They will be led through the creative process from conception to execution to the final outcome: a public performance.

They will be asked to commit to the program from January until May 2020, for 1 day (8 hours) per week, which will take place on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays (exact days to be confirmed at a later stage)

The participants will experience all the phases of theatre making, from the various standpoints that interest them, whether creative or technical. The project includes theatre training sessions conducted by Zoukak. The training will provide various practical tools and theatre techniques, introducing the participants to physical and verbal improvisation, writing and composition exercises, etc…

In addition to leading the youths practically through a theatre creation process, the project aims to develop the participants’ mental and physical abilities and strengthen their expressive and listening skills, widening the imagination within a collaborative framework.


Applicants are asked to submit a motivation letter including highlights of their experience in the field, to the following email address: before the 5th of January 2020 at midnight.
Applications will be reviewed and the selected group will be invited for auditions at Zoukak Studio in January 2020.  
For more info, contact us on the following number, available from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm: 01 570 676



 ​​​​One edition of the project already took place between January and June 2019:

Over the course of 6 months, 13 teenagers attended theatre workshops and worked to create a play, through writing and improvisation exercises they were able to devise and write the performance entitled “Of Love and Onions”, with mentorship and guidance from Zukak Theatre Company. In the beginning of June 2019, they presented “Of Love and Onions” twice at Zoukak Studio for a full house audience. The play revolves around the subject of Love and all the issues surrounding it in our societies; religion, race and sexuality.

Check out the video documentary and testimonies:

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