Who Is She
Stage Theatre Director, University Lecturer
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Contact information / Work
Lebanese American University
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- Doctorate degree, Theatre, 1995, University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III, France.
- Master's degree, Theatre, 1990, University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III, France.
- Bachelor's degree, Psychology, 1981, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Areas of expertise
- Public Speaking
- Adaptation of Texts to Theatre
- Associate Professor, 2012-present, Communication Arts Department (Theatre), The Lebanese American University.
Honorary office and memberships
- Co-founder of Beirut 8:30 (a theater company), 2011-present.
- Head of the Jury for the Prize of Dr. Sheikh El-Sultan Bin Mohammad El-Qasimi, Festival du Théâtre Arabe, Rabat, 2015.
Lina Abyad has directed more than 30 plays of which are the following:
- Abyad, L. (Director). (2015). Alai' zayak fein ya Ali [where can I find someone like you Ali]. [Theatre play].
- Abyad, L. (Director). (2014). Hayda mish film masri [this is not an Egyptian movie]. [Theatre play].
- Abyad, L. (Director). (2012). Come back to bed love [Theater play].
- Abyad, L. (Director). (2011). Al-dictator [The Dictator]. [Theater play].
Exhibitions, lectures & performances:
- Speaker at the Global Shakespeare Workshop on Exploring Cross Gender Casting at the New York University-Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Abu Dhabi, 2014.
- Speaker at the Global Shakespeare Workshop on Exploring Cross Gender Casting at the New York University-Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Abu Dhabi, 2013.
- Speaker at the 9th Women Playwright International Conference on reading of the play written by Abyad: Algerian Miniatures, Sweden, 2012.
- Speaker at the Sharjah International Book Fair on the "Experience of the Pocket Theatre in Beirut, Damascus and Cairo", United Arab Emirates, 2011.
Awards and Distinctions
- Received the "Prize of his Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qassimi" for the "Dictator", as best theatrical work for the year 2013, Sharjah, 2013.
- Received the Mellon Award by the American University of Beirut (AUB) for producing the play "Tea with Biscuits in Prison" - a collective creation, Beirut, 2011.