Cultural Manager, Theater Practitioner
Nada Abdelwahab graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Alexandria in 2016. 2012–2014 she started working as an actor and a trainer in the Egyptian National Project of “Theater of the Oppressed”, conducting workshops and performing in Egypt and Morocco. From 2014–2016, she was the programme coordinator of Theater Is A Must forum and in 2018/2019, she became the executive director of Hewar Company for Independent Theater and Performing Arts and Theater Is A Must forum in Alexandria. The forum is mainly concerned with presenting contemporary political and socio-political theater productions from the MENA region and Europe created in the wake of the Arab Spring. With Hewar, she realised the Egyptian-German multidisciplinary theater performance “Music for Unstageable Theater”. In 2018/2019, she was the co-director of “Staging Walls” within the framework of the Tandem Shaml Programme. “Staging Walls” was a year-long Egyptian-Italian collaboration project that produced a research-based multidisciplinary theatre production. As a member of the Bosch Alumni Network, she was part of “The Round Table Funding Structures” project in 2019.
Nada Abdelwahab is now a member of the Goethe-Institut Cairo’s cultural programme department team. She has also taken over a consultancy role with Theater Is A Must forum.