AUC Theatre Program To Hold “Msh Zanbek” Exploring Different Perspectives of Sexual Harassment

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Published March 24th, 2021 - 10:55 GMT
AUC Theatre Program To Hold “Msh Zanbek”  Exploring Different Perspectives of Sexual Harassment
American University of Cairo
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The Theatre Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) will hold a play exploring sexual harassment titled "Msh Zanbek".

The Theatre Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) will hold a play exploring sexual harassment titled "Msh Zanbek". The play is made by AUC students, faculty and alumni and consists of five plays: Ensah, See Me, The Report, Esh Fahemek and The Day We Met. Each of them explores a different perspective of sexual harassment: families and couples, bystanders, victims and perpetrators, men and women, power and incapacity. They all deal with various aspects of this issue, including the family's perspective, the clash of social classes in Egypt, and rejecting the common assumption that victims of harassment and assault are at fault. 

Conceived by Jillian Campana, professor of theater, AUC and Dina Amin, director of the Theatre Program, AUC, the plays have been written by seven AUC students and alumni, Yehia Abdelghany, Noran Morsi, Nour El Captan, Omar Omar, Nour Ibrahim, Marwan Gabalawy and Passant Faheem. Over 60 students and alumni are involved in this production, from directors to designers, from managers to performers. 

Msh Zanbek will be performed outdoors at both campuses. Small audience groups of approximately 15 people will watch each play (masked) and then follow a student guide to the following outdoor location to watch the next play. In this way, audience members walk from one play to another, watching the stories unfold. 

For more information on the event, click here.

Background Information

American University of Cairo

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries. The University stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across the diversity of languages, facilities and human experiences.

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