With a cocktail of time, planning and creativity, a group of young professionals set out to solve the world’s problems! What could possibly go wrong? Join us for our first spring performance as we come to all the answers (or more problems)!
Created by Sawa participants in collaboration with Gislina Patterson Directed by Al-Montaser Al-Jajeh Produced by Shaden Abusaleh, Asha Nelson, Kamillah El-Giadaa and Qudus Abusaleh Performed by Mohammad Noor Aljaber, Mustapha Aljaber, Ammar Atiyah and Amena (Mina)
2018 - A Ten Star Family عيلة عشر نجوم
Come and experience a day in the life of Mahmoud’s family as he and his nine siblings band together to celebrate the youngest of the bunch’s birthday. Join the fun as they jump through obstacles and hurdles, using music, movement, and comedy, to showcase the importance of family.
Created by Sawa participants, in collaboration with Gislina Patterson Directed by Al-Montaser Al-Jajeh Produced by Shaden Abusaleh, Asha Nelson, and Kamillah Al-giadaa Performed by Ibrahim Aldrar, Khaled Aldrar, Hamza Alhumsami, Yusef Alhumsami, Adam Aljaber, Mohammad Noor Aljaber, Mustapha Aljaber, Ammar Atiyah, Fatima Kazmous, Adel Kontar, Maher Sadek
2017 - Alice in the Land of Wonders أليس في بلاد العجائب
When curiosity gets the better of Alice, she falls down a rabbit hole and into a strange new world where nothing is as it seems. Tied in knots by language and outwitted by strange creatures, she learns to find the strength within herself to stand up to oppression and free Wonderland from its unjust rule. Conceived and created by Sawa participants, in collaboration with playwright Gislina Patterson, Alice in the Land of Wonders uses magic, music, poetry, and movement to blend the well-known classic tale with Syrian music and traditions.
Created by Sawa participants, in collaboration with Gislina Patterson Directed by Al-Montaser Al-Jajeh & Muhanad Shehadeh Produced by Shaden Abusaleh, Asha Nelson and Kamillah Al-giadaa Performed by Yazan Abusaleh, Hasan Albash, Mohammad Albash, Nour Albash, Samer Alhmeidat, Ahmad Alkarsa, Abdulrahman Alilo, Abdulrahman Altheeb, Ghadir Alnajar, Maryam Alnajar, Abdulrahman Almoussa, Talal Alshami, Khalil Alsharea, Yusuf Alsharea, Fares Khalifa, Rasha Kossad, Ibrahim Sarhan.
2016 - Junun جنون
JUNUN, a bilingual piece — performed in English and Arabic — follows a series of interwoven stories that tell of trauma, loss, and betrayal and it is a beautiful reminder that, although it may seem impossible, one can heal, hope, love, and trust again.
Created by Sawa participants, in collaboration with Gislina and Debbie Patterson Directed by Pablo Felices-Luna & Al-Montaser Aljajeh Produced by Shaden Abusaleh, Asha Nelson and Kamillah El-Giadaa Performed by Yazan Alhorani, Mousa Almousa, Abdulraham Almousa, Amjad Alkurdi, Bassel Bakhsh, Noor Almshemish, Ahmad Almsedmish, Samer Alhmeidat, Mohammad Alhmeidat, Nadine Alsharea, Khalil Alsharea, Yousef Alsharea, Hasan Albash, Mohammad Albash