Kassem Istanbouli (1986) is a Lebanese actor and theater director of Palestinian origin. He attended the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Theater Department of the Lebanese University. After graduating he set up his own company (Istanbouli Theatre), and has created many pieces and performed them throughout the world. His pieces focus on the societal reality in Lebanon and always contain a human rights aspect. He believes that exposing Palestinian issues to the West through art and theater is of the utmost importance.