While I Was Waiting captures the tragedy of the Syrian civil war in Damascus

William Peterson

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Given what has happened in Syria, that a piece of theatre could be made about the intersecting lives of six people living in Damascus in 2015 is itself the real miracle of this Arabic language production of While I Was Waiting. It was created in Marseilles, France, where a group of diasporic Syrian actors came together with a few remaining in their home country to create this hard-hitting play, crafted by playwright Mohammad Al Attar and under the direction of Omar Abusaada.
Original languageEnglish
TypePeerformance review
Media of outputWebsite
PublisherThe Conversation
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2018

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  • OzAsia Festival
  • Performance review
  • While I Was Waiting
  • Omar Abusaada
  • Mohammad Al Attar


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