Laila Soliman

Laila Soliman

Laila Soliman

Laila Soliman (1981) is an independent Egyptian theatre director and playwright, living and working in Cairo, Brussels and Amsterdam. She studied at the German School and the American University in Cairo and now she is doing her MA in theater at Dasarts in Amsterdam. Her works have been mainly shown in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, in Europe. Amongst her most important works are “The Retreating World” (2004), “Ghorba, images of alienation” (2006), “…At your service!” (2009), “Spring Awakening in the Tuktuk” (2010), “Lessons in Revolting” (2011), which she co-directed with the Belgian theatre maker Ruud Gielens. She also worked as a dramaturge on the documentary theatre piece “Radio Muezzin” by Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll), which is touring internationally since 2008. Her play “Egyptian Products” (2009) was published in the anthology Plays from the Arab World by Nick Hern Books and the Royal Court Theatre, London. Her performance text "A Diary in Scenes: And don't forget never to wear tampons at a revolution!" was published in Theater der Zeit (April 2011) Currently she is continuing her work on the documentary theatre series on military and police violence titled “No Time for art”.