Minwal Theatre Company
Category: Arts and Culture Entrepreneurship - ACE
Field of Work: Performing Arts
Management Team: Jad Hakawati and Roaa Bzeih
Minwal Theatre Company was founded in Beirut 2014 as a result of the need to combine efforts in strengthening, researching and developing frameworks for theatre productions and programs. It aims to contribute to an increase in Lebanese theatrical productions that has high artistic quality; to create artistic opportunities and practice that activate the role of local youth to defend their social and cultural rights; and to create a platform for private and public schools in different regions in Lebanon. For us theatre is the typical space to exercise democracy. Contributing to the Lebanese theatrical scene reinforces theatre as a profession, and our work also tackles identity and memory.
Category: Training and Regional Events
The “Siba” project aims at creating a youth theatre initiative in the city of Saida and its environs in Lebanon by developing a complete training program that will culminate in the production of a play. The project is driven by the conviction and necessity of implicating youths in cultural activities by allowing them to relate these experiences of working on a production and improving their critical and communication skills within the broader social and political realms. This effort thus aims at catalyzing these youths for bettering their environment and social milieux from the home to the streets, as well as the schools and universities.