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 been involved either as a writer, director or producer in over twenty theatrical and/or film productions worldwide. Her most recent plays have been produced at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Bush Theatre and Westminster Abbey, London. She is part of Fajr Falestine Film Collective—an independent film studio.

Some of her theatrical and film credits include: Men in Verse (The Bush Theatre and Westminster Abbey, London, 2011); Hakawatiyeh (The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C, 2009); Seven Gates (The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C, 2009); The Stonecutters (Loews Theatre, co-produced by New York Theatre Workshop and Nibras, 2007), La Cosa Dei Sogni (The Public Theatre, New York, 2006), Between Our Lips (The Public Theatre’s “New Works Now,” 2006); Gibran (script developer and part of the production team; 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).



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