Happy International Women's Day 2018

Last year MotherLine was lucky enough to be sponsored by @USEmbassyCairo to work with SabeelfortheArts and 13 incredible Cairo-based performers. Please enjoy this video of the work we did there. 

Photo: Hana's Mom, Hala 

In October 2017, The American Embassy in Cairo sponsored "The Show Goes On" theater festival at the AUC Falaki Theater to showcase Egyptian women's voices. The Mother Line Story Project was invited to produce, in collaboration with Sabeel for the Arts, a show featuring Cairo-based performers entitled "In The Mother's Hand". 
Artistic Director and Producer - Dalia Basiouny
Co-Directors - Amanda A. Lederer and Eliza Simpson
Performers - Amira Mahmoud, Eman Hussein, Hana Afifi, Lillette Fahmy, Maison Hussein, Mary Aravanis, Maysoon Mahfouz, Medrona Selim, Nancy Alam ElDeen, Nehad Naile, Rahma Hussain, Seham Saneya A-Salam, and Wesam Osama
Stage Manager - Manar Abdelrahman
Filmed by Lojayen Said

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Mother Line's First International Show

Mother Line Story Project Inc and Sabeel for the Arts  in association with "The Show Goes On" Festival and The US Embassy Cairo presents...

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Falaki Theater

Cairo, Egypt

7pm October 20th, 21st, and 22nd


THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is a storytelling platform specifically designed to bring together generations of women to tell the stories of their maternal ancestors through the creation of new, self-devised work—think The Moth Radio Hour meets ancestry.com.


For "In the Mother's Hand" the project traveled to The American University in Cairo to partner with Dalia Basiouny and her theater company "Sabeel for the Arts". Through a series of workshops with a 13 person cast, guest directors Eliza Simpson and Amanda A. Lederer have curated a one-of-a-kind performance, in which the triumphs and traumas of the women who came before can be spoken, heard, and celebrated. Universal appeal meets personal power in this show by women, about women, for everyone.  


"The Show Goes On" Festival is sponsored by the American Embassy in Cairo and dedicated to developing and producing new works featuring women's voices. The Festival also feautred "Untangled" and "45".



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