Time to Change – Talk with Jesper Pedersen and Ahmed El Attar

Time is precious to humans – we have so little of it. Maybe that ́s why we tend to make short term decisions. But the challenge of sustainability is about long terms decisions, about changing cultures, our way of life and relation to nature. In this talk I want to speculate on ways in which theatre can give audiences a concrete sense of connection to a bigger time scale other than themselves as human beings. I ask how we can tell stories that puts the audience not at the center of the universe, but as a node in the cosmic web of a much larger system?

Free Admission

  • Monday 4 October
    7:00 PM to 7:40 AM
    Rawabet Art Space

Jesper Pedersen

Jesper Pedersen is an award winning theater maker based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He writes, directs and produces experimental and playful theatre which reaches an international audience. Notable works include Blam , The Foxcave and Dust, which where performed as D-CAF in 2019. He is Associate Director at new playwrighting theatre Teater Grob and curator of the international playwrighting festival Pink Pavilion.

Ahmed El Attar

Egyptian theater director, playwright and cultural manager Ahmed El Attar was granted the title of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2018. He is the founder and general manager of Orient Productions and the founder and artistic director of D-CAF, the Temple Independent Theater Company, and Studio Emad Eddin. His plays have been performed at major festivals and theaters across the globe, including the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the Festival d’Avignon.


Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is Egypt’s only international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival* that takes place over three weeks in March-April each year, at multiple sites in Downtown Cairo.

Contact us at info@orientproductions.org

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