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New Texts Out Now: Eyad Houssami, Doomed by Hope: Essays on Arab Theatre

[Covers of the English and Arabic editions of

Eyad Houssami, editor. Doomed by Hope: Essays on Arab Theatre. Foreword by Elias Khoury. London: Pluto Press, 2012. Innana Mahkoumoun Bil Amal: Kitabat Fi Al Masrah. Beirut: Dar Al Adab, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What led you to commission and compile this collection? Eyad Houssami (EH): As a theater director, I am always thinking about why we make theater, what plays matter where, and how to stage drama today. I also think about how characters, stories, and public ...

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Eyad Houssami

 

Eyad Houssami is founder of Masrah Ensemble, a nonprofit theater organization in Lebanon, and editor of the English and Arabic editions of Doomed by Hope: Essays on Arab Theatre (Pluto Press and Dar Al Adab, 2012). As a director, he has staged plays by Fornés, Camus, Ionesco, Chekhov, Beckett, and Albee as well as new work by Arab playwrights in Arabic and English. He is also managing editor of Portal 9: Stories and Critical Writing about the City, an Arabic-English cultural journal published in Beirut.