The Room (Gaza 2013)


About the Summer Games
Losing and Finding is the theme of a collection of 6 plays made for children and youth during the summer of 2013. The plays are about the precious things that are lost in wars and how people, by nature, find ways to fill this loss. The title of each play is the lost thing.

In order to reach a wide audience, we had 22 teams of actors and actresses. Some of the plays were made 3 times and some 4. Four of the plays were made as graduations projects. Over 150,000 kids and adults saw a play during the summer of 2013.

All six plays were written by Jackie Lubeck
Dramaturgy and Artistic Director – Jan Willems

Wonderful TDP Team – Rafat Al Aydi, Mohammed Al Hessi, Amal Abu Dawoud, Maryam Enaia, Rawia Mustaha, Rania Al Shawwa, Ola Salem, Riyad Al Akhrass, Ahmed Qadada, Mohsen Abu Al Khair and Henriette Araman and Francis Tams.

International Experts – Lin van Ellinckhuijsen, Bart Kiene, Philippe Lemaire, Peter Oskam, Muriel Besmer , Casper Vandeputte.

Directed by Wissam Al Dirawi
Co-Directed by Ali Muhanna

The house has been bombed and the bedroom of 7 sisters has been destroyed and has fallen off the house, all their personal things lost in the ashes. The sisters are distributed among different relatives and Sarah and Samar find themselves with their cousin. Sarah is furious, Samar is curious, and Mayar is desperate for company.


Group 1
Samar – Khitam Abu Kweik
Sara – Hanan Qassem
Mayar – Amal Radwan

Understudy for all 4 Groups – Ghadeer Al Daghoor
Technician – Hazem Salem
Assistant –  Mohammed Muhanna

Group 2
Samar – Sabreen Abu Marai
Sara – Khadra Arafa
Mayar – Wissam El Dirawi

Technician – Yusif Naser
Assistant – Mohammed Kullab

Group 3
Samar – Sabreen Al Riyati
Sara – Hind Abu Hassanein
Mayar – Falasteen Lubbud

Technician – Abdullah Al Hiwaihi
Assistant – Yasir Al Kurd