Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon

Zoukak: Theatre as a tool for the promotion of cultural diversity and exchange

10/03/2020 - 13:44
Culture

The project aims to provide easy access to cultural activities that foster skills growth and promote diversity, acceptance and social cohesion among the youth and the wider public in various regions of Lebanon.

Culture Zoukak

 

Budget: € 110,897
Location: Lebanon
Date of project: 18 months January 2019 – June 2020
Implementing Partner: Zoukak Theatre Company Cultural Association

Founded in 2006, Zoukak is a cultural association and an artistic company dedicated to theatre as a practice of social and political involvement, with a belief in this art as a space for common reflection and in collectivism as a position against marginalising systems.

Zoukak is also a cultural laboratory for Lebanese theatre, creating theatre learning opportunities for youth of diverse backgrounds.

The European Union is supporting Zoukak to help make theatre more accessible to youth in Lebanon, especially those who are rarely given the opportunity to experience performances and artistic events. These young people generally have little to no access to culture and arts focused trainings.

 

Culture Zoukak

 

  • Provide easy access to cultural activities that foster skills growth
  • Promote diversity, acceptance and social cohesion among the youth and the wider public in various regions of Lebanon

 

Culture Zoukak

 

  • Youth and their entourage (marginalised youth, under-represented talents)
  • Local communities in culturally deprived regions of the country

 

Culture Zoukak

 

  • Mentoring and supporting a group of youth to create a theatrical performance, through a collective creation process
  • A play will be showcased in culturally deprived regions of Lebanon and in public spaces free of charge in the presence of various stakeholders

 

Culture Zoukak

 

  • Up to 20 youth will acquire skills in acting, performance creation, basics of performance, production and communication
  • The young actors will be supported in the free self-expression and personal development
  • They will also develop interpersonal skills such as verbal, non-verbal and listening skills
  • At least 200 parents and close communities of the mentored youth will enjoy the play
  • Participation of 1,000 individuals from culturally deprived regions in Lebanon in the theatre offer
  • Engagement of the audience in a discussion about the play

 

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