A theatrical journey humanizing the refugee experience

Amir Nizar Zuabi

In a staggering display of creativity and community, theater director Amir Nizar Zuabi discusses "Little Amal": a theatrical journey following a nine-year-old refugee girl named Amal (represented by a giant, lifelike puppet) as she makes her way from Turkey to England. Zuabi shares the bold vision behind this cultural odyssey aimed at spreading hope and celebrating the refugee experience.

About the Speaker

Amir Nizar Zuabi
Artistic Director

Amir Nizar Zuabi is the founding artistic director of the Shiber Hur Theater Company and an alumnus of the Sundance Institute Theater Program. Previously, he was an associate director of the Young Vic and a member of the United Theaters Europe for artistic achievement. He is currently creating a show for Riksteatern Theater in Stockholm and writing a new play for the National Theater in London. 

In July 2021, he took up the role of artistic director at Good Chance, which will produce "The Walk." Zuabi has written and directed extensively for festivals and theaters around the world, including pieces such as "I am Yusuf", "Three Days of Grief", and "Grey Rock". He directed "Jidarriya" by Mahmoud Darwish for the Edinburgh International Festival and "The Comedy of Errors" for the Royal Shakespeare Company.