Oussama Hallal

Performing Arts - 2016
Born in Damascus in 1979, Oussama started his artistic career as a Hip Hop dancer and trainer from 1994 till 2000. He graduated from the Acting Department of the 'Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts' in Damascus in 2004. In 2001, he founded the theatrical group “Kawn”, which participated in several workshops and artistic residencies, most notably with 'Odin Theater' in Copenhagen, 'Dream Think Speak' and 'Grid Iron' from Britain, 'Opus' from France, and 'Teatri Del Vento' from Sicily.

 To date, he has directed 10 theater shows with the group “Kawn”, ranging from Street Theater to Site-specific Theater and experimental performances. His works were showcased in Arabic and international festivals, such as 'Fawanees' in Jordan, 'Cairo International Experimental Theatre Festival', and 'Dancing on the Edge' in Denmark. In 2013, he moved to Beirut, where he continues to work on his theatrical projects. He has also worked as an actor in television series and short films.