Oussama Ghanam

Performing Arts - 2007
Born in Damascus in 1975, he is a theatre director, dramaturge and translator. He has lectured at the Institute of Higher Education for Dramatic Arts in Damascus. He is the founder and technical director of a unique initiative, the Damascus Theatre Workshop, an independent art circle for theatre based in Damascus. He holds a PhD in Drama Studies from Paris 8 University. He served as an arts evaluator and as the cultural manager for the theatre programs, Arab dance programs and international programs during the yearlong festivities of Damascus Arab Cultural Capital in 2008. As a director, his productions are inspired by, and adapted from, the works of Samuel Becket, Henry Miller, Harold Pinter, Dario Fo and Mark Ravenhill. Since 2011, he has been running long-term training programs for young syrian playwrights in Damascus interested in dramaturgy and stage performance, both in the modern and contemporary styles. He continues to reside in Damascus.