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Ahmed El Attar

Ahmed El Attar is an independent theater director, translator and playwright who lives in Cairo and works in the Middle East and Europe. He is the founder and artistic director of the Temple Independent Theatre Company in Egypt and the founder and managing director of Studio Emad Eddin Foundation. El Attar has been chosen by the Arabic edition of Newsweek as one of 42 personalities who influence change in the Arab world.

His productions include F**K Darwin, or How I’ve Learned to Love Socialism (2007), Othello, or Who’s Afraid of William Shakespeare (2006) and Mother I want to be a Millionaire (2004). His pieces, which address socially relevant themes, have been performed to public and critical acclaim throughout the Arab world and the West.