Sawsan Darwaza

Performing Arts - 2013
Darwaza is a Jordanian theatre and film director who works on collective projects. She started her career as a filmmaker, introducing the audio-visual medium of film and video within her theatre pieces, and is now director and managing partner of a production company named Mir’at Media Productions in Amman, as well as the creative director of Al Ma3mal 612 Think Factory. Born in Syria, in 1985 she moved to Amman and worked on producing, writing and directing more than fifteen plays. Working on a major television series of documentaries about theatre artists in the Arab world, she entered into a new world of encountering the realm of different artists. She is also the president of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) (UNESCO)/ Jordan Centre and the head director of Karama Human Rights Film Festival.