Writer, performer, choreographer and theatre director and educator. Fellow of the centre for theatre of the oppressed (Rio de Janeiro, 2003). Alumni of the Vilar Institute for Arts Management/The John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts (USA, 2004), Cultural Leadership in the Performing Arts (British Council, 2009), Clore Leadership diploma (UK, 2009), S. Fischer guest professor at the general and comparative literature institute (FU, 2004-2005), guest lecturer (Acting) at the theatre department of Mount Holyoke College (USA, 2005), Founder of “The National Egyptian Project for Theatre of the Oppressed” and its Arab network (2011 to date), Former fellow of the Academy of the Arts of the World (Cologne, 2015), former fellow of the International Research Centre for Interweaving Performance Cultures (FU, 2015-2016, and 2017: topic “Theatre and Political Transformation”), Valeska-Gert guest professor for dance studies (FU, summer semester 2018: topic “Performing Trauma”). As a writer of fiction, she published four collections of short stories, four novels, a poetry book and an audio book of poetry, besides twelve plays. She is also an author of essay books, theatre theoretical books and cultural/feminist studies: author of the first Arabic book on theatre and human rights, “The Egyptian Contemporary Theatre: the art of claiming our right”, a methodological book on storytelling and trauma healing, and “Weiblichkeit in Aufbruch” (MSB Matthes & Seitz 2018) on the transgressions of female physicality in public sphere.