Zeina Daccache

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Personal information

Title: 
Executive Director, Drama Therapist

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
zeinada@hotmail.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Catharsis - Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy
Address: 
Sarba, Kaslik Street, KBC Center, 3rd Floor
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 9 914932
Fax: 
961 9 914932
Mobile phone: 
961 3 162573
Work email address: 
info@catharsislcdt.org

Education

Master's degree, Clinical Psychology, 2009, Haigazian University, Lebanon.
Graduate studies in Drama Therapy, 2006 - 2007, Kansas State University, United States of America.
Acting school, October 2000 - June 2001, Ecole Philippe Gaulier (International Drama School), England.
Bachelor degree, Scenic and Dramatic Art (completed with honors), July 2000, Institute of Scenic Audiovisual and Cinematography Studies, Saint - Joseph University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Activism
Drama Therapy
Education
Vulnerable Groups
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French
Italian

Work history

Executive Director and Drama Therapist, 2007 - present, Catharsis - Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy.

Project Director, 2008 - 2009, 12 Angry Lebanese (an artistic project by the inmates of Roumieh prison).

Director of the documentary 12 Angry Lebanese (winner of the Muhr Arab Documentary First Prize award and the People’s Choice Award at Dubai International Film Festival 2009 & 1st Prize (Audience Award) at DOX BOX International Documentary Festival 2010).).

Drama Therapist, 2008 - present, Cenacle de La Lumière - Rehabiltation center from drug addiction.

Teacher, 2008 - present, Drama Therapy Module, Lebanese University.

Director of the short film “Any” (a film portraying the drama therapy experience achieved with women from South Lebanon).

Drama Therapist for a group of women, Masar NGO in South of Lebanon after the July 2006 war.

Drama Therapist, 2001 - 2006, Oum El Nour - Rehabiltation center from drug addiction.

Member of cast, 2003 - present, Bass Met Watan, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation.

Honorary office and memberships

Executive Director of Catharsis - Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy, 2007 - present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Daccache, Z. (2005). Min Wa2ta. On Min Wa2ta [CD]. Lebanon.
  • Daccache, Z. 12 Angry Lebanese-the Play [DVD]. Lebanon.
  • Daccache, Z. 12 Angry Lebanese-the soundtrack [CD]. Lebanon.
Major achievements: 
  • Undertaking the drama Therapy Project (Drama Therapy in Prison-A new artistic platform), a project of Catharsis-LCDT inside Roumieh prison, with funding from the Italian Development Cooperation Office/Embassy of Italy in Beirut in the framework of ROSS Emergency program, 2009 - 2010, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities and the Ministry of Justice.
  • Directing the play 12 Angry Lebanese performed by 40 inmates at the Roumieh prison, a project adopted by the Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms, 2008 - 2009, a project in the framework of Afkar 2 program, financed by the EU and Managed by OMSAR, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities and the Ministry of Justice.
  • Directing the following films: 12 Angry Lebanese-the documentary (2009), and "Any", (2007).

Awards and Distinctions

First prize (Audience Award) at DOX BOX International Documentary Festival, Damascus (Syria), 2010.

Muhr Arab Documentary First Prize Award and the People’s Choice Award for 12 Angry Lebanese – the documentary at Dubai International Film Festival, 2009.

Medal of the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities for directing and managing the theatre project 12 Angry Lebanese inside Roumieh Prison, 2009.

Honored by YWCA for directing and managing the theatre project 12 Angry Lebanese inside Roumieh Prison, 2009.

An-Nahar Woman of the year Award, 2009.