Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Resuscitation Theatre play reading with Saleh Karama

It's not often that theater groups get to meet the writers of plays on which they're working, but Emirati director/playwright Saleh Karama dropped in on one of the play-reading sessions of Abu Dhabi-based theater group Resuscitation Theatre last week. I have been doing readings with the group for a couple of months, and we've covered three of his plays thus far. After their success together with One More Try last season, the group will be staging more of his works in the coming months.

With each play having been originally written in Arabic, and replete with metaphor and allusion to boot (one being particularly abstract as well), there were a lot of burning questions on everyone's minds, and it was great to be able to get these out and answered. I look forward to these plays making it to stage, especially the second one.

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