Tahrir Plays and Performance Texts: Politics, Aesthetics, Translation

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Tahrir Plays and Performance Texts: Politics, Aesthetics, Translation

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Carol Martin, Professor of Drama, 
New York University

Mohammed Albakry, Professor of English and Applied Linguistics,
Middle Tennessee State University

Rebekah Maggor, Assistant Professor of Theatre,
Rowan University

With a staged reading of:
They Say Dancing is a Sin
Conceived by Hani Abdel Nasser and Mohamed Abdel Mu’iz
Written by Mohamed Abdel Mu’iz
Performed by Tina Benko

Co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre and the Barnard Center for Translation Studies, this event centers on a panel discussion chaired by NYU Professor of Drama Carol Martin, General Editor of the series "In Performance" (published by Seagull Books), in which the forthcoming anthology Tahrir Plays and Performance Texts from the Egyptian Revolution appears. The panel includes the volume’s co-editors and translators, Professor Mohammed Albakry of Middle Tennessee State University, and Assistant Professor Rebekah Maggor of Rowan University.

In addition, there will be a staged reading of They Say Dancing is a Sin, a monodrama celebrating the force of dance and the empowerment of Egyptian women through the performing arts. Conceived in collaboration with Hani Abdel Nasser and written by Mohamed Abdel Mu'iz, it is one of several eye-opening works in the anthology about the important role of women during the Egyptian Revolution.

For more information, please contact Casey McNamara, cmcnamara@barnard.edu.

Glicker-Milstein Theatre
The Diana Center, Room LL200
Barnard campus

Free event
No reservations necessary

Sponsored by
The Barnard Center for Translation Studies and by the Barnard College Department of Theatre.

Supported by a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, by the Studio Emad Eddin Foundation in Cairo, and by The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.