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Lucien Bourjeily – About 66 Minutes in Damascus

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Feb 26, 2016
Feb 26, 2016
Elebash Recital Hall
66 Minutes in Damascus

Photo courtesy of the artist

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Lucien Bourjeily – About 66 Minutes in Damascus (Lebanon, 2012)
19 minutes 30 seconds| Elebash Recital Hall (180 seats)

Lucien Bou Rjeily gives a short presentation about his site-specific play, 66 Minutes in Damascus. Inspired by the descriptions of Syrian detention centers from foreign journalists and local activists arbitrarily incarcerated by the autocratic regime, 66 Minutes in Damascus puts the audience in the place of a group of tourists who visit the Syrian capital, only to be arrested by the Syrian secret service.

Lucien Bou Rjeily

Photo courtesy of the artist

Lucien Bourjeily is an actor, director, writer and producer of both theatre and film but is mostly known for his work in immersive and interactive theatre. He is a Fulbright scholar and holds an MFA in Filmmaking from Loyola Marymount University in LA. His work in both theatre and film has traveled the worldwide festival circuits and won him many awards of which the YCE international British Council award in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2009. He brought his progressive approach to theatre to London’s LIFT Festival in 2012 with 66 Minutes in Damascus.