Ahmed El Attar is the Artistic Director of D-CAF, a playwright, theatre director and cultural manager. He is the founder and director of Orient Productions, Studio Emad Eddin Foundation and the Temple Independent Theatre Company. His plays have toured the world and been seen at important festivals such as the Avignon International Theatre Festival, Festival D’Automne, Berlin Festespiele and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, amongst others. In 2010,
Life is Beautiful or Waiting for My Uncle From America was awarded the Best Theatre Text prize from the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development. In 2018, Ahmed El Attar was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in acknowledgement of his important contribution to theatre.