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  • Program: Performing Arts

  • Position: Associate Professor of Theatre

Contact Data:
  • Courses taught: PFA249 Theatre in Lebanon and The Arab World, PFA342 Play Production I, PFA244 Stage Production and Design

  • Degrees: Ph.D in Theatre Studies

Dr. Mona Knio's research interests include shadow play, lighting design and stage technical directing. She is a board member on Al Madina Theater and the Arab Theater Training Center. She conducts and organizes workshops in theater education and technical stagecraft in Lebanon and the Arab world.

Selected technical and lighting design projects:

  • Utopia, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, January 2009
  • The Blind, Gulbenkian Theatre, LAU, May 2008
  • En Kephale, Gulbenkian theatre, LAU, January 2008
  • To Hell with Meryl Streep, Al Madina Theater, Beirut, May 2007

Selected publications:

  • “The Cultural Significance of Shadow Play in the Arab Middle Eastern Theatre Performance Tradition.” June 1997.www.daucom.es/malic.
  • A translation of the above article: “De L’Arabesque Au Theatre D’Ombres,” Cassandre Hors Serie N0.3 (1999), Theatres des mondes arabes.

Academic degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Theater Studies, Leeds University, U.K.
  • M.A. in Theater Studies, Leeds University, U.K.
  • B.A. in Fine Arts, Beirut University College