Abdelrahem AlAwji

Writer in Beirut, Lebanon

Abdelrahem AlAwji

Writer in Beirut, Lebanon

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A Lebanese writer who has been publishing short stories in local newspapers since 1998.

After he graduated from school of Film and Theatre Art in Beirut in 2000, he started writing short film scripts.

His first play, “A Love Story”, was performed in Beirut Theatre during "Shams Festival of Cinema & Theatre for Young artists". Since then, he become one of the festival's organizers. He continued acting in many short films, plays, and TV ads.

In 2005, he was chosen by the Royal Court Theatre in London to participate in a writing workshop held in the Middle East where he wrote his first full length play “Sleeping Beauty’s Insomnia”. The play was published in 2010, produced by " The National Theater of Scotland " in 2012 and by " The Palestine National Theater" in 2014.

In July 2009, the Royal Court Theater chose him to participate in the Royal Court international residency for emerging playwrights in London, where he wrote his second full length play “The Abandoned City”.

In Storytelling, he performed in many local events such as " The Arabic Language Street Festival ", the opening ceremony for " Beirut National City of Books" and in "Arabian Nights" wich was organised by " Oran mor" Theater in Scotland. Besides that, he deliverd some storytelling workshops for teachers and youth groups.

In television, he worked with ALAAN TV for 5 years as a scriptwriter for their morning shows BAYTI, HAYAKOM, and SABAH ELNOUR.

He is now a writer and an actor in a comedy fake news show called CHINN on NEW TV .