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Shakespeare In Zaatari camp: Refugees #Syria Love Boat theatre group to criss-cross the Mediterranean

Posted on: January 3, 2016

Here You My New Year Resolution; Crossing the Mediterranean By #Syria Love Boat

Contrary to many people’s new year resolutions, Nawar Bulbul, Syrian actor and activist, has decided to take some young Syrian refugees from Zaatari Camp in Jordan to cross the Mediterranean with his #LoveBoat.

I have known Nawar since I was a kid my self. He starred in many Syrian series, but after 2011, another face of the famous and cool actor emerged. Like many Syrians Nawar today is a dedicated activist.

His belief in Art as a driver for change is eloquently articulated in his artistic works with Syrian refugee children, mostly in Jordan’s camps of refuge.

January 1, 2016

Shakespeare  was brought to life in 2014 by Nawar and the kids of the infamous Syrian refugees camp in Jordon; Zaatari through a live theatrical  performance called: Shakespeare In Zaatari. The performance was a great success. The Economist wrote  about how Nawar motivated his little and young actors: “He would only let them act if they promised to return to education”

I open 2016 by blogging for the guys of Shakespeare in Zaatari who are planning to take on the ‪#‎Mediterranean‬.

Contrary to many people’s new year resolutions, Nawar Bulbul, Syrian actor and activist, has decided to take some young Syrian refugees from Zaatari Camp in…
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After the massive success of the first play, it was the time for Romeo and Juliette to be brought to life by another batch of Syrian refugee kids. However, the Syrian Romeo was never reunited with his Juliette but over Skype.

By incarnating the conditions of the Syrian tragedy, Nawar adapted the masterpiece to speak for the current state of Syria and Syrians. While Romeo was brought to Jordan as a war survival, Juliette remained somewhere in Homs, central Syria, living under a siege, by the Syrian regime, that claimed the lives of tens.

“Ibraheem, the Syrian Romeo, is 12 years old. In 2014, he lost his mother and three of his brothers and sisters due to Syrian regime bombardment. His right leg escaped amputation after three surgeies and two more to go” Writes Al-Arab leading london-based paper.

So Nawar is planning to produce a new play. This play speaks for the risky hope of many Syrians to reach Europe by sea. The total budget amounts to 22.000$ so far around 4,500$ are raised.

Wait. What Will Nawar Do With My Contribution?

Oh many things. For instance: the hard working kids will need to have some juice during the rehearsals. No body wants the actors angry or thirsty !! They need to build a ship that mamics the boats people use to cross towards Europe. You can check here more details about where every penny is spent.

Ok, but Why to Support Nawar’s project and not the other 100 projects I heard of?

Do you want the simple answer? He makes kids happy, they feel worthy, important and special. Do you want a technical boring answer?  He delivers measurable outcome that have long-lasting impact in the local communities where he works.

Therefore, the New York Times profiled his work.

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