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Rebuilding Beirut’s theatre scene with Whispers International, an online fundraiser production
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Rebuilding Beirut’s theatre scene with Whispers International, an online fundraiser production

In the devastating 2020 explosion, the largest non-nuclear blast in history, all of Beirut’s theatres were destroyed. Whispers International will unite British playwrights with acclaimed Lebanese artists; all the proceeds of this online production will go towards helping the theatres rebuild and to support emerging Lebanese artists to create art once more. Facing a pandemic, a global theatre shutdown and Lebanon's economic crisis which was only worsened by the explosion, the hardship facing Lebanese artists and producers is unprecedented. Many lost their studios, homes, and belongings. Talented artists are being driven out of the creative industry and out of the country in order to simply survive. Agatha Ezzedine, actor and co-producer, comments, Beirut has always been the ultimate ...