Amir Nizar Zuabi

Theater writer, director
Amir Nizar Zuabi is an award-winning theater writer and director, most recently of "The Walk," a traveling festival of art focusing attention on the urgent needs of young refugees.

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Amir Nizar Zuabi is the founding artistic director of ShiberHur Theater Company, a member of the United Theaters Europe for artistic achievement and an artistic advisor for the Palestinian National Theatre. He is also an alumnus of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program and the former associate director of the Young Vic theater in London. His 2021 TED Talk explores his work as artistic director of "The Walk.”
Zuabi has written and directed extensively for festivals and theaters around the world, including pieces such as I am Yusuf, Three Days of Grief and Grey Rock. He directed Jidarriya by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish for the Edinburgh International Festival and The Comedy of Errors for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is currently creating a show for Riksteatern Theater in Stockholm and writing a new play for the National Theatre in London.

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Up, up and away: Notes from Session 8 of TEDMonterey

August 4, 2021

TEDMonterey’s final session brought with it a reflection of the magic and generosity of spirit that grew with each talk throughout the week. In a town hall-style discussion, gratitude flooded the stage as attendees took to the spotlight to share which ideas from the conference inspired them most and how they plan to bring a […]

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