Denise Maroney (New York City) was awarded $10,000 to workshop an environmental play with Lucien Bourjeily and other Lebanese artists (Beirut, Lebanon), for their upcoming productions in fishing enclaves along the country's coast.
"We are inspired by these talented, forward-thinking artists, who are taking an active role within the international Theatre community-collaborating, experiencing new aesthetics and learning new practices-in order to better connect and engage with their local communities back home," said Teresa Eyring, executive director of Theatre Communications Group.
Full Press Release:
" Sudanese actor and theatre director Ali Mahdi Nouri and French professor Cherif Khaznadar have been awarded the 2010 UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will present them with the prize on 15 April 2011.
Ali Mahdi Nouri founded in 2004 the Al-Bugaa Theatre, which travels around conflict zones in Sudan and stages plays performed by child soldiers and war orphans. His creations, inspired by Sudanese cultural heritage, comprise various narration techniques as well as folklore and pantomime. “This work uses the Arab language and culture – notably songs and stories – as strengths upon which the young actors can rebuild their lives,” underlined the international jury."
Full article: http://artistsspeakout.com/2011/04/sudanese-and-french-theater-directors-to-receive-2010-unesco-sharjah-prize-for-arab-culture/