Seenaryo's “The Metamorphosis After Franz Kafka” grew from an acting workshop held for boys from Palestine, Syria and Lebanon.
Photo courtesy Masrah al-Madina
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The first edition of Lebanon's European Theatre Festival will be staged this month at Masrah al-Madina, bringing a variety of plays from EU countries to the Lebanese audience. Organized in collaboration with the EU, the festival will present seven plays from seven countries, all being staged twice from Oct. 4-30 .A collaboration project between the theatrical NGO Seenaryo and the Goethe Institute, "The Metamorphosis After Franz Kafka" grew from an acting workshop held for 20 young boys ranging from 15-20 years old, from Palestine, Syria and Lebanon.The playwrights and actors will be on hand to talk about the play and take questions from the audience.Many of the characters featured are based on people Ashkar knew, who were killed, imprisoned, exiled or migrated to escape the political upheaval of Lebanon at the time.
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