Ahmed El Attar

At once a performer, director, and playwright, Ahmed El Attar tirelessly works on moving the lines of our understanding and always bases his work on reality in order to change our perception of it. His shows find their central questions and storylines in modern Arab society and always focus on oppression, in particular in a family environment, to shine a new light on the habitual. Beyond his work as an artist, Ahmed El Attar is very active in Cairo's cultural scene, where he founded and directs a training centre as well as the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival.  

Portrait of Ahmed El Attar © Mostafa Abdel Aty