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Middle East/North Africa

Starting in 2013, the Program’s work internationally will dovetail with new support for artists in MENA (Middle East/North Africa) countries inspired by the nearly decade-long initiative in East Africa. Sundance Institute is currently in the research phase of the SIMENA initiative. Theatre Program staff first visited Amman, Jordan in Fall 2012 and looks forward to making a second trip to the region in Fall 2013 to Beirut, Lebanon. In addition to on-site visits , Theatre Program staff have begun regular communications with numerous artists and cultural leaders as well as the artistic community as a whole.

We look forward to learning more about artists from this part of our world and hope in future to connect them with our colleagues both in the U.S. and in East Africa. Please return to this page to learn about future initiatives in the region.

If you are an artist in any of the MENA countries and would like to make Sundance Institute aware of your work, please email Roberta Levitow (Senior Program Associate, International) at