Mohammad Al Attar

Mohammad Al Attar is Syrian Writer, Playwright and Essayist currently based in Berlin. At Damascus University, he completed a degree in English literature, followed by a degree in Theatrical Studies from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, Damascus. He then completed a master’s degree in Applied Theatre at London’s Goldsmiths University. His work takes place on the boundary between documentation and fiction, he is considered an important chronicler of war-torn Syria. His plays like “Withdrawal”, “A Chance Encounter”, “Could You Please Look into the Camera?”, “Antigone of Shatila”, “While I was waiting”, “Aleppo. A portrait of Absence”, “Iphigenia”, “The Factory” and “Damascus 2045” were produced and staged at various international theaters and festivals including Volksbuehne Theater, HKW Berlin and Ruhrtriennale in Germany, Avignon Festival & Festival d\'Automne Paris in France, Lincoln Center in New York, Kunsten Festival in Brussels, Royal Court Theatre in London, Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia among others. Beside his writings for stage, Al Attar has written for numerous magazines and newspapers with special focus on the Syrian uprising and the resulting conflicts since 2011.

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