Junaid Sarrieddeen

Junaid is a theatre actor, director, dramaturge and founding member of Zoukak Theatre Company (2006). He performed in more than 15 performances in the past ten years, directed several major plays devised by Zoukak such as "Ish Ibk smu sod jod..." (2007), "Lucena / Obedience Training" (2013), and co-directed "Heavens" (2014) and "The Jokers" (2017). He also directed "36 Abbas street, Haifa" (2017), a collaboration with writer and actress Raeda Taha. As a dramaturge, Junaid worked on several theatre and dance performances including Ali Chahrour’s trilogy “Fatmeh” (2014), “Leila’s Death” (2015) and “May he rise” (2017) in addition to “NIGHT” (2019). He participated in various Theatre Labs of the Sundance institute both as a director and Dramaturge in the US and the MENA region.

With Zoukak, Junaid leads psychosocial interventions in different regions across Lebanon that target various communities and age groups; including drama-therapy workshops in different mediation techniques, in addition to the facilitation and creation of collective theatre performances. He has conducted theatre classes in a number of schools, with children of different educational levels; and in centers for children with special needs. He trains teachers, educators and activity leaders on the use of theatre in different educational, social, and psychosocial contexts.

Junaid holds a BA in Theatre from the Lebanese University, Institute of Fine Arts. He also acquired a BA in Philosophy from the Faculty of Human Sciences at the Lebanese University and is currently following his Master Studies at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut.

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