For over 20 years, the British Council and the Royal Court Theatre have worked together to nurture the next generation of playwrights from around the world. In 2007 21 writers from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia joined the first Royal Court programme in the Arab world. A decade on and many of those who took part in this first programme are now leading writers of their generation.
Liwaa Yazji’s Goats – running at the Royal Court from 24 November-30 December – is very much part of this long term collaboration. To mark this occasion the British Council and Royal Court Theatre bring together a panel of Arab and British writers to reflect on the impact of this work and discuss the development of theatre in the Arab world, its challenges and opportunities in these turbulent times.
Panel to include: Liwaa Yazji, playwright (Syria); David Greig, playwright (UK) chaired by David Codling, Director of Arts, British Council (Middle East & North Africa). More speakers to be announced.
The event will be introduced by Elyse Dodgson, International Director at the Royal Court.