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Ahmed Ashour

November 20 - 26, 2019

Gulf Weekly Mai Al Khatib-Camille
By Mai Al Khatib-Camille

Gulf Weekly Ahmed Ashour


He is a Bahraini-Egyptian theatre-maker and thinker. After receiving the prestigious Crown Prince of Bahrain International Scholarship, he left the country to study Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University in Providence, US. 

He trained under renowned artists such as Kym Moore and Barbara Tannenbaum.

His work specifically focuses on creating space on stage where people of marginalised identities, especially Arab and/or Muslim-identifying people, can navigate and intervene in the disciplinary/surveillance state. While at Brown, Ahmed spent his time producing and curating work on the Production Workshop and Brown University Gilbert & Sullivan boards. His work has been seen at Brown University Gilbert & Sullivan, Sock & Buskin, and Trinity Repertory Company.

Recently, he was awarded the 2018 Senior Slot where he directed his thesis production (Yussef El Guindi’s Back of the Throat) as part of the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies’ season.

He is currently based in Bahrain and is a resident in AlRiwaq-Bahrain’s first cohort of the NEXUS Educational Programme.

Next up, he will be assisting award-winning director Kate Bergstrom on the west-coast premiere of Noura by Heather Raffo at Marin Theatre Company in San Francisco.

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