Amir Nizar Zuabi

Amir Nizar Zuabi

Amir Nizar Zuabi is an award-winning theater writer and director, the Artistic Director of ShiberHur, and served as Associate Director of Young Vic London (2009 – 2017). Zuabi is also a member of Union of Theatres of Europe (UTE) for artistic achievement, an artistic advisor for the Palestinian National Theatre, and an alumni of Sundance Theatre Lab. Writing and directing credits include: I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother, In the Penal Colony, Alive From Palestine, Oh My Sweet Land (PlayCo NYC, Young Vic/Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne); The Beloved (co-produced by ShiberHur/Young Vic); Three Days of Grief, West of Us the Sea, Mid Spring Musical, Asmahan, and Grey Rock. He also created three full-length dance pieces with collaborator Samar Haddad King: Dry Mud, Against A Hard Surface, and Last Ward. Directing credits include: Samson and Delilah (Flanders Opera, Antwerp); Jidarriya by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (Edinburgh International Festival, Bouffes du Nord and World Tour); Forget Herostratus, Le Mallade Imaginer, War or More, Sneeze, Deep Sorrow, Fall Tale, When The World Was Green, Lanterns Of The King Of Galilee, Taha the Publisher. Zuabi was the first Middle Eastern director to be asked to direct for the Royal Shakespeare Company where he directed The Comedy of Errors. Recently Zuabi has created Grey Rock for La Mama, New York (currently on tour), is writing new plays for the Riksteren in Stockholm and the prestigious National Theatre London, and was recently appointed Artistic Director of a cross-border cultural festival produced by Good Chance Theatre (Stephen Daldrey, Tracey Seaward, and David lan).