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Ryga Festival

Summerland's Arts Festival, 

Inspired by George Ryga

Acting, from the Stage to the Page

with Majdi Bou-Matar


Explore the excitement of devising theatre 'on your feet' and how to distill it to a written script; lead by Majdi Bou-Matar, Artistic Director of the IMPACT in Kitchener- Waterloo, ON and director of Adrenaline. IMPACT is a multidiscipline festival focused on Indigenous and culturally diverse work from Canada and around the world.

Majdi Bou-Matar is a theatre director and performer who immigrated to Canada from Lebanon in 2003. He holds an MA degree in Drama from the University of Guelph with research focus on Canadian intercultural theatre. Majdi has directed several productions in Beirut and has been an active participant in several theatre, television, and film projects in the Middle East and Tunisia.An active member of the Waterloo Region art community, Majdi founded The Multicultural Theatre Space (MT Space) in 2004. At MT Space he has directed Three-Legged Horse, Seasons of Immigration, Yes or No, Exit Strategy and The Last 15 Seconds. Majdi is also the Artistic Director of IMPACT, a biennial international theatre festival in the Waterloo Region.Majdi is Artistic Director of MT Space.


Friday Sept. 1st  - 2pm - 5pm 

IOOF Hall, Summerland

$60/Students under 21, $35. 

Register for this workshop on Eventbrite

 ... or in person at the Summerland Art Centre, 9525 Wharton St, Summerland