Creative Circles: September Event Highlight
We’re proud to host a monthly event series dedicated to the creative industries. Whether you’ve been working in the creative field for a decade, or are newly interested in the arts, Creative Circles invites creatives to our space to share their work and learn from one another. Events are held monthly, and to see if an event is upcoming, visit our Facebook.
We were honored with the privilege of hosting award-winning theatre makers, Good Chance Theatre at Re:Coded House! We indulged in an amazing creative conversation with Dina Mousawi, Creative Producer for Good Chance Theatre, exploring their mission where they believe that in a world increasingly divided, we believe it is time for theatre and art to rediscover its ancient power: to connect, unite and reclaim our individual and collective narratives.
DINA MOUSAWI - CREATIVE PRODUCER AT GOOD CHANCE
Dina's performance career spans theatre, film and television. Her role as an actor has merged into theatre maker, producing and directing her own work both in the UK and internationally. Credits include Return, an auto-biographical piece about the occupation in Iraq; Antigone of Syria; Terrestrial Journeys, a theatre piece devised with Syrian women living in Beirut’s refugee camps. She then went on to work at theatre company Complicité before joining Good Chance as Creative Producer in 2018. Dina is also the co-author of critically acclaimed cookbook Syria: Recipes from Home.
Founded by British playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, Good Chance established its first temporary Theatre of Hope, an 11m geodesic dome, in the heart of the refugee and migrant camp in Calais known as ‘the Jungle’ in September 2015, promoting freedom of expression, creativity and dignity for all its inhabitants. Since spring 2017 that theatre dome has been built again in five locations across Paris, opening its doors to refugees and artists in the French capital, at the invitation of the Mayor since summer 2018, and more recently in Coventry, UK. Amongst its many other arts projects, the multi award-winning play The Jungle by Murphy and Robertson has played two tremendously successful seasons in London and then, equally successfully, in New York and San Francisco. It will return to New York in spring 2020. Through its Ensemble, Good Chance works with artists from across the world including the Zimbabwean, Sudanese and Syrian music collective ‘Sounds of Refuge’, the Iranian artist Majid Adin, and the Change the Word creative writing collective.