Hazem Azmy IFTR Bursary Award Fund

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Trish McTighe

Backed with €25.00 On Sep 18, 2018

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For the international theatre community, Hazem’s death is a singular grief, but I realize that for his friends and colleagues in Egypt it is a tragedy upon tragedies. It piles on top of horrors such as the 2005 Bani Suef theatre fire and untimely deaths of beautiful-souled critics such as Nehad Selaiha last year and Farouk Abdel Wahab five years ago. There is no “but” or “however” to this, no silver lining. It is simply devastating. All we can do, in response, is try to incarnate in ourselves the restless curiosity and untiring intellectual generosity that people like Hazem and Nehad and Farouk embodied. For Hazem, we can work to make sure his book finally gets published, and meanwhile keep writing our own. We can think harder. We can provoke and support our students and colleagues to believe that theatre matters, to argue about what cultural production means, and to develop their ideas, which may be quite different from our own. That, and we can focus empathetically on the people and societies we encounter: not only what image they present, but also the confusions, tensions, and painful blind spots underneath. That is the empathetic attention that Hazem gave to everything he studied, and that he demanded and helped create for Egypt on the world stage.

Margaret Litvin

Backed On Sep 18, 2018 Amount Hidden

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Anonymous

Backed with €20.00 On Sep 17, 2018

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