El-Warsha Theater Troupe

Areas of Focus:
Address: 17 Sherif Street, 3rd floor, apt. 8, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Date of Establishment: 1988
Website: www.facebook.com/El-Warsha-Theater-Troupe-فرقة-الورشة-المسرحية-14623913510/timeline
Email: warshatroupe@gmail.com
Phone: (+202) 2395-9286, (+202) 2395-9239, (+202) 2395-0592

Mission Statement

The first independent troupe in the free theater movement in Egypt. We started our activity in 1987 by re-examining the western heritage of our theater through adapting a number of European plays with growing freedom. We then encountered the popular performance arts that pre-existed the western model. In the last few years the company has turned its attention to everyday life and to vernacular creativity as sources of the intimate theater that we are looking for to reflect us, in our dialogue with others.
El-Warsha has toured locally, within the Arab World and beyond since 1990. It has developed activities linking art, learning and holistic development and has sought to create an Arab network with specialized organizations to cater for the need of independent companies.