Meet the TWO artists granted within the Generation Z Youth Mentorship Program

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

 

In July 2021, Zoukak launched the 1st edition of its Generation Z Youth Mentorship Program
We are glad to announce the artists selected to benefit from the program this year: Anis Nasereddine and Chaza Abou el Hoson who will each lead their first professional production experience with the support of Zoukak.
Within this program, the artists are supported throughout the development of their own projects over the course of 6 months. Mentors from Zoukak accompany every artist throughout the program. Also, Zoukak provides the selected artists with a working space and a financial grant for their operations.

The final performances will take place in December 2021.

Read more about the selected artists and projects:

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Anis Nasereddine:

Anis is a 16 years old young man who is enthusiastically driven and committed towardsperformance arts and theatrical productions. Being in school, Anis is balancing his education and the Generation Z mentorship program to produce his final production in December. He took the time during the lockdowns imposed last year to write his play and now it is on the way to be ready for stage. Anis wants his play to be remarkable, he chose a talented cast that includes peers he met during his previous youth mentorship program with Zoukak, and they are all eager to present their work to the audience in December.

Project: Covid-20|The Return

The production visualizes Coronavirus as a human being who suffers from deficiency in growth hormones. He is 60 years of age but still has the body of a teenager.
The production uses dark comedy to discuss the man’s past struggles with school, family, and other social matters.

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Chaza Abou el Hoson:

Chaza is a 17-year-old student, currently in her senior year of high school, who loves drawing, writing, and acting. Her goal is to continue her education and build her path to become an independent and self-actualized young woman. Alongside her education, Chaza is working hard to develop her writing and acting skills to perform her production at the end of the Generation Z mentorship program.

Project: (no title decided yet)

The production visualizes a story of a young girl struggling mentally and physically because of her weight and body image. In addition to that, she tries to deal with the psychological consequences of her low self-esteem. She focuses on how one might be imprisoned by their own thoughts, but discovers that she is the only person who can help herself.