Performing Arts - 2014
Lebanese actess with a masters degree in Performing Arts. She played many starring roles with top directors of theater like Raymond Jabara, Jawad al-Assadi, Nidal al-Ashqar, Chakib Khoury, Joseph Bou Nassar, Mounir Abu Debs, Nabil Alozn and Gabriel Yameen and participated many festivals and theater tours in the Arab countries and Europe, earning several awards and honourable mentions. She was selected by the Arab Theater Assembly in Sharjah in 2012 to be the honorary Lebanese actress on the occasion of ‘The Year of the Woman’ in Arab theater. She has also participated in key roles in many film and television productions. She has worked as executive producer of the production committee for Baalbek International Festival and as the director of Madina Theatre in Beirut between 2005 and 2009. Her recent works include “The Anthem” (2006), which was selected for the opening night of the 18th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre, “Civilization” (2008) with Gabriel Yameen, and the monodrama “Viva La Diva” written by Huda Barakat and directed by Nabil Alozn, which was presented in Beirut and the United Arab Emirates in 2010 and 2011. Asmar is currently director of the International Beirut Spring Festival organized annually by the Samir Kassir Foundation.