Maya Zbib

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Personal information

Title: 
Performer, Theater Director

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Zoukak Theatre Company and Cultural Association
Address: 
Ashrafiyeh, Adlieh region 66, Najib Azouri Str., Impasse 39, Shaghouri bldg. 17, 2nd Flr.
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Work email address: 
maya@zoukak.org

Education

Postgraduate Degree, International Cultural Cooperation and Management, 2009-2011, IL3, University of Barcelona, Spain.
Master's Degree, Arts in Performance Making, 2007-2008, Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom.
Bachelor Degree, Arts in Acting, 1999-2003, Lebanese University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Theatre / Performance
Education
Drama Therapy
Cultural Management
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

Instructor, 2008-present, Institute of Fine Arts, Lebanese University.

Performer, and Director, 2006-present, Zoukak Theatre Company and Cultural Association

Instructor, 2008-2010, Lebanese International University.

Freelance Writer, Researcher, Producer, and Presenter, 1997-2006, Zein Television and Future Television.

Honorary office and memberships

Founding Member, Zoukak Theatre Company and Cultural Association, 2006-present.

Fellow Member, The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA), 2009-2010.

Productions

Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 
  • Zbib, M. (Director). (2009). L, or a chronicle of swooning. [Theatre Play].
  • Zbib, M. (Director). (2008). The music box. [Theatre Play]. (Production grant from the Arab Fund of Arts and Culture - AFAC).
  • Zbib, M. (Director). (2007). Telescope [Theatre Play].
  • Performed in the following productions:
    - Nasser, S. (Director). (2004).They are all here. [Theatre Play].
    - Saneh, L. (Director). (2001).Family ID. [Theatre Play].
  • Speaker in the panel entitled "Narratives without Borders", chaired by Geoffrey Colman, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, 2011.
  • Speaker, Cultural Leadership International (CLI): Leadership Development Days, Beirut, 2010.
  • Speaker, Cultural Leadership and the Arab World conference, Damascus, 2009.

Awards and Distinctions

Awarded the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, 2010-2011.

Awarded the Cultural Leadership International Grant, 2008-2009.

Awarded the Chevening / Karim Rida Said Joint scholarship to pursue a master's degree in Performance Making in London, 2007-2008.