Mays Abd-Hamid Othman Assi


Assi was born in Nablus in the 1990, before she moved to live in Ramallah. After she obtained her Bachelor degree in Media, she worked at Alqasaba Theater as Media Coordinator. During this, time, she applied for the Drama academy in Ramallah which ran a programme in collaboration with the Folkwang University, Germany.

Since 2016, and until now, she finished more than 500h of training clowning in general, and clowning in hospitals. she also worked with many professional directors such as “Lars Eric Brossenr”,”Pippi Long Stocking” in a Swedish Project with the Freedom Theater.

Assi, moreover, played main actress in “François Abu Salem” play by El Hakawati Palestinian National Theater, directed by Lydia Beata, and many others. Assi also started working as a drama teacher in schools, and presented some clown shows.

Between Jerusalem and Ramallah nowadays, Assi is trying to collaborate with specific projects, aiming to share her culture and special experiences, particularly about women living alone and struggling to be free since as she says, “theater can make our mind open and free “.

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