Out of 13 applications received within the framework of the Soundouk el Ferje (Magic Box) project , 4 projects were shortlisted by the Jury to participate in a playwriting workshop which took place between June 4 and 9, 2012.
The participating artists were: Jad Hakawati and Rou'a Bzeih, Farah Wardani, Kholoud Nasser, Hussein Nakhal.
The workshop was conducted by Mia Tornqvist from Sweden who worked with the artists in individual and group sessions, helping them develop the dramatic structure of their children plays and write a first draft of the texts. The plays address children of different age groups between 2 and 18 years old.
On the last day the participants read their drafts in front of each others, and received their colleagues' feedback.
This workshop was organized in collaboration with ASSITEJ Sweden, with the support of the European Union and the Swedish Institute.