During its inaugural edition scheduled for 15-21 September, Eazess International Festival for women’s theatre will organize a monodrama workshop, entitled “Fathiya Al-Assal Course”, by Dutch artist Annemarie de Bruijn, in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Cairo.
De Bruijn is the artistic director of the Dutch theatre company Het Vijfde Bedrijf (translates The Fifth Act). She graduated from the University of the Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands in 2004, and worked in acting and directing for a few years with different bands. She also worked with other institutions as producer, actress, director, writer, and lecturer.
She graduated as a theatre teacher at the ArtEZ University of the Arts in 2004. Therefore, she is well-equipped to provide workshops, training sessions, and masterclasses within the field of performing arts and adjacent fields like presentation skills training.
During the workshop, De Bruijn will discuss with trainees the most important steps that an actor needs to perform monodrama, starting from the moment he is alone on stage, breathing, presenting the text, the relationship with the audience, and the wide range of meanings through simple words.
The workshop will be held on 18 September at the Cultograph Studio in Dokki, with the participation of 15 professional actors and actresses.
The workshop mainly targets young professionals under the age of 40, and therefore applicants are subject to performance tests to be held on Friday, 17 September.