Amir Nizar Zuabi

Theater writer, director
Amir Nizar Zuabi is the artistic director 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 and an alumnus of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program. Previously, he was an associate director of the Young Vic and a member of the United Theaters Europe for artistic achievement. He is currently creating a show for Riksteatern Theater in Stockholm and writing a new play for the National Theatre in London. In July 2021 he takes up the role of artistic director at Good Chance, which will produce "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 Mahmoud Darwish for the Edinburgh International Festival and The Comedy of Errors for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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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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