Global Oregon Faculty Collaboration Fund Lecture Series: Sahar Assaf, American University of Beirut

Where: Mills International Center, EMU


Political Theatre in the Middle East

Michael Malek Najjar, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, University of Oregon 
Sahar Assaf, Assistant Professor of Theatre, American University of Beirut 

This presentation examines the cultures, politics, and peoples of the Middle East through the creative lens of the theatre. Despite the social and economic upheavals in recent decades, political theatre of the Middle East remains a vibrant and rich form of expression that faces censorship and economic scarcity yet continues to subvert the narratives that dominate contemporary Middle Eastern issues.