Omar Abusaada is a theater director and playwright who has been developing theater with a strong political seal and social conscience for two decades. In 2002, he co-founded the Studio Theater company and, in 2007, he met playwright Mohammad Al Attar, whom he partnered with to create documentary plays firmly rooted in Syrian reality. Fusing traditional Syrian theater with its contemporary Western counterpart, his pieces have been performed at important festivals and theaters in cities such as London, New York, Seoul, Berlin, Edinburgh, Avignon, Tunis and Beirut. He currently lives in Damascus.
Mohammad Al Attar
Mohammad Al Attar is a writer and playwright, considered one of the most outstanding young voices in Syrian theater today. Since the outbreak of the war, he’s been tackling the crisis in different plays, including Could You Please Look Into the Camera (2012) about torture and a trilogy on women refugees. His work has been performed at important venues worldwide, such as the Festival d’Avignon and the Lincoln Center in New York. In 2007, he began exploring documentary theater, working with director Omar Abussada. He currently lives in Berlin.