Who Is She

Personal information

Actress, Executive Producer
Randa Joseph Asmar

Contact information / Work

Samir Kassir Foundation, Ashrafieh-63, Sioufi Str., Ashrafieh Hospital Bldg.
Beirut
Lebanon
Phone: 
397334 1 961 & 397331 1 961
Fax: 
397334 1 961 & 397331 1 961
Mobile: 
372717 3 961

Education

Education: 
  • Master Degree, University of Holy Spirit Kaslik, 2014
  • Bachelor degree, Performing Arts (Theater), 1984, School of Fine Arts, Lebanese University, Lebanon.
  • Diploma, Administrative Assistant, 1981, Young Women Christian Association (YWCA), Lebanon.

Areas of expertise

Expertise: 
  • Acting
  • Theatre Translation
  • Production
  • Festival Organization
  • Theater Management
  • Public Relations
Languages: 
  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Work history

Jobs: 
  •  Teacher at the Theatre and Cinema departments, the Lebanese University of Fine Arts, Lebanon, since 2014
  •  Manager of Beirut Spring Festival, since 2009, Samir Kassir Foundation.
  •  Executive Manager, 2005 - 2008, Al-Madina Theater.

Productions

Exhibitions, lectures & performances: 
  • Actress, “Al Chakikatane” (TV series) written by Claudia Marchalian and directed by Samir Habchi, LBCI 2016
  •  Actress, “The Cherry Orchard” (Theatre Play) written by Anton Tchekhov and directed by Carlos Chahine, 2015
  • Translator of “Le Dieu du Carnage” (Theatre Play) written by Yasmina Reza and directed by Carlos Chahine, 2014
  • Actress in “Yasmina” (TV series) written by Marwan El Abd and directed by Elie Maalouf, LBCI, 2014
  • Executive producer and actress, the monodrama "Viva La Diva" [Theater Play] written by Hoda Barakat and directed by Nabil Al - Azan, 2010, Babel Theatre (Lebanon)& production of La Barraca Cie (France).
  •  Actress, "Gibran Khalil Gibran" [Television Series] written by Alexandre Najjar and directed by Samir Habchi, 2008, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI), Lebanon.
  •  Producer and Actress, "Alarms and Excursions" [Theater Play] written by Michael Frayn and directed by Gabriel Yammine, 2008, Al Madina Theater & different festivals in Arab countries.
  • Producer and Actress, "The Hymn" [Theater Play] written by Georgy Schawjda and directed by Gabriel Yammine, 2006 - 2007, Athénée theater (Lebanon), Abu Dhabi, Tunis, & Cairo.
  •  Actress, " The Kite" [Film] directed by Randa Chahhal Sabbagh, 2004, winner of Silver Lion Award in Venice Festival.
  • Actress, "Brisbane Immigrant" [Theater Play] written by Georges Schehadeh and directed by Nabil Al-Azan, 2004, winner of the Best Costumes Award, Baalbeck International Festival & Jordan Festival of Theater.
  • Actress, Le Collier d’Hélène [The necklace of Helene] [Theater Play] written by Carole Fréchette and directed by Nabil Al-Azan, 2002 - 2004, Lebanon (Beirut, Saida, & Tripoli), Syria (Damascus), France (Limoges Festival, Paris at the Theatre du Rond Point & 30 other cities).
  •  Actress and Translator, "Three tall women" [Theater Play] written by Edward Albee and directed by Nidal Al-Achkar, 1999 - 2000, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Tunis, & Cairo.
  • Actress, "The Maids" [Theater Play] written by Jean Genêt and directed by Jawad al-Assadi, 1994, 1995, & 1996, Lebanon, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, & Paris.
  • Actress, "Al Assifa Tahoubbou Marratayn" [The storm blows twice] [Television Series, 177 episodes] written by Chucri Anis Fakhoury and directed by Milad El-Hachem , 1995 - 1997, Tele Liban.
  •  Actress, Nissa’ Fil Assifah [Women in the storm] [Television Series, 150 episodes] written by Chucri Anis Fakhoury and directed by Milad El-Hachem , 1997 - 1999, Tele Liban.

Awards and Distinctions

Distinctions: 
  • Honorary distinction, festival Sharm El Sheikh for Young Theater, Egypt, 2017
  • Honorary distinction, the Arab Theatre Institute, Sharjah, at the Edition of Qatar, 2013.
  • Honorary trophies during theater festivals: Tunis (2007), Jordan (2008 - 2010), & Lebanon (2010).
Awards: 
  • Silver Lion Award in the Venice Film Festival for the film "The Kyte" by Randa Chahhal, 2004.
  • Best Play Award at the Carthage Theatre Days (Tunis), the play “Man of la Mancha” directed by Raymond Gebara, 1986.
  • Best Young Actress Award at the Baghdad Theatre Festival (Iraq) for the role of Dulcinea in the play "Man of la Mancha" directed by Raymond Gebara, 1985.