Yara Bou Nassar
Performer, theatre maker – Beirut, Lebanon
Participant International Forum 2020
Yara Bou Nassar is a performer and theatre maker. Her work explores identity through deconstruction of memory, collective daily behavior and manifestations of discomfort and violence in the body. She recently got selected for a residency at La Cité internationale des arts to develop her research for an upcoming creation. In 2019, she got a residency at Workspacebrussels to develop part of another new creation that explores the fragility of the body in a private moment and questions the legitimacy of preserving memory through image by revisiting family footage. Some of her previous work includes “Everything is Just Fine”, “The Wedding”, “Collecting Home”. She has collaborated with artists such as Annalena Fröhlich, Paed Conca, Dima Matta, Elie Youssef and most recently Antje Schupp. Yara Bou Nassar graduated from the theatre department of the Lebanese University with a Diploma in acting and directing (2008). She attended workshops at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York, at the Escuela de mimo in Barcelona, and with directors such as Nathalie Garraud and Federico León. As an actor, she has worked with various directors since 2005.