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Abdelfattah Abusrour
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Founder and General Director of Alrowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Center
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Abdelfattah Abusrour was born in the Aida Refugee camp, Bethlehem.  He is a painter, and playwright. He holds a Ph.D. in Biological and Medical Engineering from France.  He trained in theatre as an actor, and director, and he was a founding member of the Paris-Nord Theatre in 1990.  In 1998, he founded the Alrowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Center for Children in the Aida Camp in Bethlehem-Palestine.  He participated with Theatre Day Productions in the Children’s Theatre Festival in Croatia in 1998.  In 1999 he received a playwriting scholarship in the Royal Court Theatre, where he wrote The New Born.  Mr. Abusrour theatre works include “Twenty One Positions” (commissioned by the Guthrie Theatre, Mineapolis, in 2006, with Naomi Wallace and Lisa Schlesinger), “Far Away from a village close by” (Won the first prize in Deir Yassin Remembered- Palestinian Theatre in Motion Festival-London, 2006), “We Are the Children of the Camp” (performed by Alrowwad children troop) and “Tent” (performed by Ibdaa children troop), were performed in Europe, the United States, and different Arab countries. His Alrowwad Children Theatre Center in the Aida refugee camp strives to provide a "safe" and healthy environment to help children through creativity with the discharge of stress in the face of war has gained an international recognition. Mr. Abusrour, was the first recipient of Ashoka Fellowship in Palestine in 2006 for his work in “Beautiful Resistance” through arts and theatre against the ugliness of Israeli occupation and its violence. His last play is “Blame the wolf” which toured for 45 days in France and Belgium in summer 2008.


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