The Gaza Mono-Logues

Four young adults in Toronto explore how we collectively consume and respond to the trauma of Palestinian people. Prompted by the Gaza Monologues, testimonies written by Palestinian youth from Gaza in 2010 following their survival of extreme violence, our four artists are workshopping a responsive piece of theatre. 

This workshop presentation is part of a double-bill celebrating the explorations in this year’s Directors Lab! Join us in Native Earth Performing Arts’ Aki Studio on May 19 or May 20th to experience both performances.

The Gaza Mono-Logues

  • RUN TIME: 30 minutes (The Directors Lab Showcase runs 1.5 hours)
  • Director: Ahlam Hassan
  • Sound Designer: Ahmed Hegazy
  • Lighting Designer: El D’Almada
  • Performers: Saja Kilani, Samer Dagher, Stephanie Zeit, Arya Tavakoli


Part of the 2022 Festival


Native Earth Performing Art’s Aki Studio

250-585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

  • The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
  • Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
  • All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
  • Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
  • A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall



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Ahlam Hassan

Ahlam Hassan

Ahlam Hassan is a writer, director and producer for the screen and stage

Ahmed Hegazy

Ahmed Hegazy

Ahmed Hegazy is a cultural worker and aspiring sound designer originally from Cairo, Egypt. He has years of experience working for arts and culture organizations such as Community Arts Guild, Jumblies Theatre, Toronto Ward Museum, and Toronto International Film Festival. He is inspired by popular music, and enjoys manipulating field recordings, speech, and synths to create catchy and community-oriented sonic works.