Telling stories on the stage
The Dream Mapping Project (2018 – present)
More to come.
2017-2018 Integratie Cursus één One-woman-show.
Teaser presented during Het geluk/Gelijk van Limburg at Amsterdam Schouwberg. Full length presented at Limburgs Museum during DNA van Limburg and Kleur&Kracht festival- The Netherlands.
2019 Charisma Stemmen spoken-word mini-performance inspired by ‘Vergroot je Charisma’ by Petra Stienen & Maximilaan Winkelhuis.
2015 – 2017 Turaab Full length performance – without words.
De Garage-Venlo, De Balie-Amsterdam, The United World College & The International Traditions Women’s conference-NM, The Dream Institute of Northern California; Tiatro Medressessi Monodrama festival-Turkey; Luxembourg Monodrama festival.
2011-2012 In the Lost and Found: Red Suitcase حقييبة حمراء في غرفة المفقودات
“I was not always a woman, an Arab or a Muslim, there things came with time…” Bilingual full length monodrama. Winner of the Etel Adnan award for Arab women playwrights (2011) performed at Women Playwrights International, Stockholm, Amman International Theatre Festival, Royal Cultural Center Jordan, Aat Festival Celebrating IWD, Jordan (bilingual run), Dancing on the Edge Festival, The Netherlands, Sharp Theatre, New York, NY, Fundamental Monodrama Festival, Luxembourg, Aat & AlBalad Theatre’s International Women’s Day Festival.
2007-2010 Myth-telling at Hakaya Storytelling Festivals in Amman: “Carvings on Stone” and “Artemis in Jerash.” At the Children’s Museum as “Um il Sawaleef,” & multiple performances at the Dream Institute of Northern California.
2008-2009 Arab Woman Talking: Monodrama, presented at Center for Arab Culture, Boston-MA, Tidewater Peace Alliance Light in the Dark Festival, Norfolk-VA, The Arab Cultural Center, San Francisco-CA, The Dream Institute of Northern California, Berkeley-CA, La Pena & Golden Thread Productions IWD Festival, San Francisco-CA.
2006-present Presentation, lectures poetry readings and speaking events: The De Young Museum, San Francisco State University, The United World College, the Amsterdam School of Art, Collega Toer Eijsden-Margraten-75ste verjaardag van de bevrijding.
2018-present The Dream Mapping Project (DMP) international collaborative project with immigrant dreamer/artists. As synthesizer/writer and performer in multimedia productions, presented at IASD conference-Kerkrade, NL 2019 & Farimond Art Gallery-New York City, 2020.
2018 Go with your flow: Dance performance about dementia presented to dementia patients and their care-givers, with Pium / Grace Bellel.
2013-2015 Dinner for Once: A two person play, co-directed and performed with Cees Rullens, music composition by Nard Reijnders;.Thirty runs across Limburg on location and at theaters including De Maaspooort, ECI Fabriek, Schouwberg Heerlen.
2015-2022 Choreography, Passiespelen-Tegelen (2015 & 2020/2021) & MOV Maastricht Operetta vereniging (2015)
2012 SEVEN Arabic premiere assistant producer & director of the internationally acclaimed play, in cooperation with producer Swedish Hedda Kraus Sjorgen.
Cast member reading for the role of Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan. Al-Hussein Cultural Center, Jordan.
2013 Dina & Firyal: Director, play presented at Aat International Women’s Day Festival, Jordan.
2012 (The making of) Veiled Monologues: Performer and coordinator of select monologues from the “Veiled Monologues” by playwright Adelheid Roosen – in collaboration with Female Economy-NL at The Studio, Hakaya Festival, Jordan.
2011 LIVE! From the Dead Sea: a theatre-photographic project and environmental campaign, in collaboration with theater maker Kristof Persyn, presented at Holland Festival in Jordan, AlBalad Theatre, Amman-Jordan.
2010 Taman Banat: Dramaturge and performer in multi-disciplinary ensemble performance, presented at Aat & Al-Balad Festival Celebrating IWD, Amman-Jordan.
2009 Waiting Forbidden: Dancer and actor in group-generated performance. Presented at Dancing on the Edge Festival, The Netherlands, and in Amman-Jordan & Ramallah-Palestine.
2009-2010 Dancer with Talal Abu AlRagheb in concert, Amman-Jordan; Ateek Ensemble, Beirut-Lebanon. Narrator for Miriam’s Peretz in “Miriam’s Well” California-USA.
Photos on this page by Krsitof Persyn, Bohumil Kostohyz, Marijn Alders and others anonymous.