Ashkal Alwan

Entertainment Education equivalent to Edutainment is the process of purposely designing and implementing a media message to both entertain and educate, in order to increase audience knowledge about an educational issue, create favorable attitudes, and change overt behavior. Entertainment-education strives to bring together the empowering potential of education through communication to achieve social progress for all. Most often it is done by integrating instructive or best practices into a fictional narrative, often a street theatre or radio drama, and thereby communicating to the audience how they can tackle specific issues, in their everyday life.

Ashkal Alwan (2017) 

A play within a play within a play where a puppet-theatre troupe is rehearsing for their newest production in the absence of their director. The four puppeteers try to figure out how they can work together in the absence of a leader, in the process realizing their strengths and weaknesses and coming up with a system where they are able to finish the show without stepping on each other’s toes.

This play is for youth between the ages of 12 and 18 to explore topics of diversity and tolerance. The play is followed by a discussion with the characters.

Ashkal Alwan has been performed all over Egypt.

Language: Arabic

Duration: 1 hour with a discussion

Cast:  Ahmed El Sawi, Mohamed Gaber, Kholoud Eissa, Shaher Shaher

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