Nathalie Handal has studied theatre and drama in France, Russia, Latin America, the United Kingdom and the United States with many distinguished playwrights and directors, namely Edward Allan Baker, Arthur Giron, Wole Soyinka, and Derek Walcott.

She has worked on local television in New York as the co-host of the literary show, phatliterature; and has been involved either as a writer, director or producer in over twenty theatrical and/or film productions worldwide. She was in residence at The New York Theatre Workshop, finishing the play, The Oklahoma Quartet. Some of her recent theatrical credits include: Hakawatiyeh (The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C, 2009); The Stonecutters (Writer; Loews Theatre, co-produced by New York Theatre Workshop and Nibras, 2007), La Cosa Dei Sogni (Writer; The Public Theatre, New York, 2006), Between Our Lips (Writer; The Public Theatre's “New Works Now,” 2006).  She is presently script developer and part of the production team for the feature film, Gibran (the screenplay was an Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival All Access program, 2005; the Royal Film Commission of Jordan's Middle East Screenwriters Lab in Association with the Sundance Institute, 2005; and Mediterranean Films Crossing Borders at the Cannes Film Festival, 2007) and finishing Seven Gates for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.— a series of seven short films with filmmakers from around the world namely, Sweden, France, Lebanon, and Brazil.



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