Jumana Al-Yasiri

Jumana Al-Yasiri is Paris-based performing arts expert, researcher and translator. She contributed to designing and implementing many artistic programs for the benefit of various Arab and international bodies (Damascus - Arab Capital of Culture 2008, Young Arab Theatre Fund, Sundance Institute Theater Program, Cairo’s Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, Hammana Artist House, Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre and others). As a researcher and writer, Al-Yasiri focuses on issues related to reshaping identities in exile and the geopolitics of imagination. She has also translated many Syrian and other Arabic-language plays into French. She holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Paris VIII.

Syrian theatrical practices beyond national borders

28 June 2021
Syrian artists have taken on the role of historians, reporters and storytellers. They are trying to answer the question: “What really happened in Syria?”

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