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Gamal Yakout, Egypt 2019



Gamal Yakout, Egypt            

A theater lecturer, actor and director, started as an actor in 1982, and directed his first performance in 1998, directed more than 70 performances inside and outside Egypt,  He is a Lecturer at theater department - Alexandria University.  Awarded several prizes, and awarded “The State incentive prize” in theater directing. Attended a diversity of Coaching Theater Training workshops in the areas of Acting - Directing - Theatrical Production - Organizing Theater Festivals and Storytelling). Also attended several theater conferences, He Wrote plays for children and adults.  Also, He is preparing to issue a comprehensive encyclopedia in the theatrical production.  Also, He conducted a number of researches and critical studies. Established “Creation Group” as an independent theater group, established "Theatre without fund" as an international theater festival, in Alexandria.  He is a board member at ITI - Egyptian Branch, Also, a member at the Syndicate of acting professions, and also, a member at the ministry of cultural theater committee.

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.