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Mona Knio


Performing Arts


Associate Professor, Theater

Contact Data:

Email: mknio@lau.edu.lb
Office: Safadi F.A 505 - Ext: 1175
Beirut campus


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

  • 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.


  • 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.
    • 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
  • PFA244 Stage Production and Design

    PFA249 Theatre in Lebanon and The Arab World

    PFA342 Principles of Performing Arts Productions