Head over Heels in Saudi Arabia – Performances in Jeddah – February 2015… more
EDFRINGE WELCOMES THE 1st SAUDI PERFORMER!
Head over Heels in Saudi Arabia
5:50 pm (1 hour 15 minutes)
Tickets: 0131 220 5911
Saturday March 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Brubeck Room | Wilton Library
In honor of International Women’s Day Maisah Sobaihi returned to perform her one woman play at the Wilton Library. She had previously been invited as a keynote speaker also on the occasion of International Women’s Day in 2012.
Every summer since 2000 in midtown Manhattan, the Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) celebrates the diversity of theatre in New York City and beyond. Maisah Sobaihi was selected to perform her production in July 2012 making her the first Saudi to showcase at this diverse theatre festival.”
“Overall the show was carefully crafted through the use of characterization and costume to keep the audience on track…I think the show has considerable potential with American audiences, who are naturally quite interested in the Middle East…If I had a theatre of my own I’d offer Maisah a spot, but alas that’s not true any more.” – John Chatterton-Executive Director of the MITF
Effat University has been continuously supporting the production of Head Over Heels in Saudi Arabia. Effat University is considered one of Saudi Arabia’s premier universities and has welcomed the performance at their well-equipped Theater over the years.
Expat women living in Jeddah, share their thoughts after watching the performance at Effat University.
Maisah Sobaihi served as a panelist on the first ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, in 2008, on a cross-cultural study of Arab and Western youth, alongside Mark Penn, Mohammad Alabbar and Hassan Fattah.
From where I stand, you can see the walls are coming down. The way Arab and Western cultures perceive each other is definitely changing, particularly among the youth. There has undoubtedly been a positive change following the election of Barack Obama, and young Arabs view the United States with a greater sense of faith.