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Theatre professor from Egypt performs “Solitaire”

June 2, 2013 at 6:11 pm


Dr. Dalia Basiouny will perform the reading “Solitaire” Monday (June 3) at 8 p.m. in the Bunge Studio of the Neese Theatre Complex.

The multi-media solo reading depicts the connection between September 11th in the United States and the Egyptian Revolution, highlighting the events as catalysts in the change the world is experiencing in the 21st century. Shown through the experiences of an Egyptian woman living in New York, the performance illuminates the changing identity of Arabs in the past decade.

Basiouny is the founder of Sabeel Group, which focuses on promoting women’s work, researching ways of integrating theatre and video to create non-traditional plays, and perform them in alternative spaces. Her students at the American University in Cairo have been collaborating with the students in Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Amy Sarno’s Beloit Blocks course, EraseHER!.