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The Lark's Middle East/ United States Playwright Exchange 2018

If you are free tomorrow, please join us at The Lark for the reading of THE CONFESSION by Wael Qadour, translated by Hassan Abdulrazzak and directed by Tea Alagić, with some brilliant actors: Laith Nakli, Rasha Zamamiri, Ted Sod, Omar Koury and Sinan Eczacibasi! So grateful to Catherine Coray who brought us all together for The Lark's Middle East/United States Playwright Exchange! Also part of this project, Sevan K. Greene in the role of dramaturgy advisor, Belynda Hardin and Nicky Maggio! So glad to be part of this wonderful group of people!


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With plays by Raeda Taha and Wael Qadour

Program Director: Catherine Coray

The Middle East/United States Playwright Exchange is an ongoing reciprocal opportunity for playwrights from the Middle East-North Africa-Gulf region to interface with US playwrights—particularly those of Middle Eastern origin. The aim of the program is to introduce their work to the larger Lark community, our theatrical partners, and New York audiences, through public staged readings.


Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:00pmTHE CONFESSION by Wael Qadourtranslated by Hassan Abdulrazzak​directed by Tea Alagić

After Jalal’s services as an officer are abandoned by the regime during years of stable government control in Syria, he takes to spending his time with his nephew, a promising theater director named Omar. Omar is preparing a new play based on Death and the Maiden by Chilean-Argentine playwright Ariel Dorfman, when Jalal is asked to return to service after an uprising in the country. The offer awakens in Jalal an old desire for power, a feeling he’s tried long to forget.

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