A Syrian refugee in Antigonish who staged a one act play about his personal experience in the civil war in his home country says he is so glad he discovered theatre. Majd Al Zhouri says theatre gave him the avenue to share his story, and it is allowing him to heal. Recently Al Zhouri received the National Fresh Voices Artivism Award in Vancouver for his Monlogue “To Eat an Almond” which debuted at the Theatre Antigonish One Act Play Festival in March. Other performances followed.
Al Zhouri says he particularly enjoyed performing his monologue before a Teachers In-Service, attended by about 150 educators.
Al Zhouri says he had a lot of help in getting the play together, from writer Brendan Ahern; and Lionel Doucette, who edited the script and directed the play.\
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