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  • Program: Performing Arts

  • Position: Associate Professor of Theatre

Contact Data:
  • Courses taught: PFA241 Introduction To Acting, PFA247 Theatre in Performance

  • Degrees: Ph.D in Theatre Studies

Lina Abiad has been staging plays at LAU and in professional theaters. She has adapted and translated several plays to Arabic. She has directed different acting workshops in Beirut and the region.

Selected staging:

  • The Blind by Maurice Maeterlinck, translated to Arabic by the director and Rachid el-Daif, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU; the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre, the XIVth Damascus International in Theatre Festival. (2008).
  • The Jester by Mohammed El Maghout, adapted by the director, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, Beirut, Lebanon. (2007).
  • Djeha, adapted by the director, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, Beirut, Lebanon. (2006).
  • On the Margin of Kalila and Dimna by Youssef el Khal, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, Beirut, Lebanon. (2005).
  • Listen to the Breathing of Memories co-adapted with May Ogden Smith from Nadia Tuéni’s poetry, Monnot Theatre, Beirut, Lebanon. (2003).
  • A Woman Alone by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, translated and acted by Julia Kassar, Beirut Theatre, Beirut, Lebanon. (2001).
  • Al Abadayat by Ghoulam Hussein Saadi, translated from Persian by Assad Khairallah, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, Beirut, Lebanon. (2001).
  • A Smell of Soap by Elias Khoury, adapted by the director, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, Beirut, Lebanon. (2000).
  • Algerian Miniatures, adapted by the director, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, Beirut, Lebanon. (1999).
  • Women’s Prison, adapted from Nawal el Saadawi’s Mémoires from a Women’s Prison, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, Beirut, Lebanon. (1998).
  • Electra by Sophocles, translated by Ceasar Sakr, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, Beirut, Lebanon. (1997).
  • The Royal Pardon by John Arden & Margaretta d’Arcy, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, Beirut, Lebanon. (1996).

Academic degrees

  • Doctorate in Theater Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France
  • Maîtrise in Theater Studies, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France
  • B.A. in Psychology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon