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Iman Aoun

Actress/Director/Founder Ishtar Theatre

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Iman is an actress, director and dramaturg. She has an extensive record on stage, on screen, and behind the scenes. She was a member of the world renowned El-Hakawati Theatre Company from Jerusalem, in the 1980s. In 1991, Iman co-founded ASHTAR for Theatre Productions and Training in Jerusalem and has been instrumental in directing and devising several productions for the company. In 2020, Iman was one of the finalists of the Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award by the League of Professional Theatre Women.


Ashtar Muallem is a Palestinian multidisciplinary artist born in Jerusalem in

1990. A graduate of the Centre National des Arts du Cirques in France in

2011, Ashtar specialised in the aerial silk discipline and in contortion. In her

own pieces, Ashtar combines her circus knowledge with dance and theatre,

and as a performer she has worked and continues to work with well-established companies across Europe such as Les Ballets C de la B in Belgium, Cirkus Cirkor in Sweden, Le Main de l’Homme in France, and ASHTAR Theatre in Palestine.

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