LAU’s Student Production “Seven Jewish Children” in Fez, Morocco

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LAU’s Department of Communication Arts participated in the fifth University Theatre Festival in Fez, Morocco, from April 8–11, with the student theatre production Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza.

Jewish Children, a play for Gaza (trailer)

Developed for the Play Production I course, the play is directed by LAU’s communication arts student Fuad Halwani, under the academic supervision of Dr. Mona Knio, associate professor of theatre at LAU. It is based on a script written by English playwright Caryl Churchill in 2009.

The festival was organized by the Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Fez. It featured student troupes from North African, Arab, European and Canadian universities that staged more than a dozen performances.

LAU theater students waiting at the Casablanca International Airport to catch their flight to Fez, Morocco, for the University Theater Festival.

LAU theater students waiting at the Casablanca International Airport to catch their flight to Fez, Morocco, for the University Theater Festival.

LAU’s theater group in front of the Royal Palace gates in Fez along with the Canadian troup

LAU’s theater group in front of the Royal Palace gates in Fez along with the Canadian troupe

Studen engage in a conversation about masks with French actress Joelle Richetta.

Students engage in a conversation about masks with French actress Joelle Richetta.

LAU students test the new-made ladders for their set at the festival in Fez.

LAU students test the new-made ladders for their set at the festival in Fez.

LAU graduate Assil Ayyach rehearses on set before the performance at the theater festival in Fez.

LAU graduate Assil Ayyach rehearses on set before the performance at the theater festival in Fez.

A climactic scene from the performance of Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza.

A climactic scene from the performance of Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza.

Dr. Mona Knio (left), LAU associate professor, with Karim Bekdache (Stage Manager), Hussein Nakhal (Actor), Fuad Halwani (Director), Rayssa Kanso (Technical Director) and Assil Ayyach (Actress) of Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza after the performance at the University Theater Festival in Fez

Dr. Mona Knio (left), LAU associate professor, with Karim Bekdache (Stage Manager), Hussein Nakhal (Actor), Fuad Halwani (Director), Rayssa Kanso (Technical Director) and Assil Ayyach (Actress) of Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza after the performance at the University Theater Festival in Fez

Students enjoy lunch with the Dutch group at Le Kasbah, overlooking Bab Boujeloud, the main entrance to the Old Medina of Fez.

Students enjoy lunch with the Dutch group at Le Kasbah, overlooking Bab Boujeloud, the main entrance to the Old Medina of Fez.

Courtesy of www.lau.edu.lb