Gamal Yakout, Egypt 2017
A theater director, and a Lecturer at Alexandria University. Awarded several prizes in theater directing, and also, Awarded “The State incentive prize” in theater directing field for directing the performance (the double case history for Dr. Balmy”.
Attended a diversity of Coaching Theater Training workshops in the areas of Acting - Directing - Theatrical Production - Organizing Theater Festivals and Storytelling). Wrote plays, and preparing to issue a comprehensive encyclopedia in the theatrical production, also, conducted a number of researches and critical studies. Established “Creation Group” as an independent theater group, established "Theatre without funding" festival where the festival became an international yearly cycle in Alexandria. A board member at ITI - Egyptian Branch, Also, a member at the Syndicate of acting professions, and other theater committees.
Let’s tell a story
This workshop will be mainly practical, participants will experience traditional story telling based on their own stories, either the participants have experienced themselves, or heard about it from a reliable source. Participants will use their imagination to go further with a certain story, as someone can put the initial line of the story, someone else can complete a part from the story, and another one will follow, and so on, till we reach the end of the story. Participants will practice improvisation, writing, acting, movement, gesture to compose a complete well-made story with a tight rhythm. Also, they are asked to bring a notebook and a pen, we also ask Participants to bring an object or photograph that has a certain memory attached to it. Any item is fine as long as it remind them with a remarkable event which is suitable for building a good story.
By the end of the workshop, we will be joining all the stories to have a short presentation accompanied by music, singing.