Bayan Shbib is a bilingual Palestinian actress, theatre director and writer. She holds a Master’s degree with distinction in Theatre Acting from the University of Essex, UK, and a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Al-Quds University in 2004; she has worked as an actress and storyteller since 1997. In 2005 she won the Best Young Storyteller Award at the International Storytelling Festival in Birmingham. For her monodrama “Safad-Shatilla” she was awarded the prize for best actress at the Cairo Experimental Theatre Festival 2006.
The Gaza Monologues was performed at the Ashtar Theatre in Ramallah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDsuLqFr6Zc
Noam Shuster performs her comedy in three languages as she promotes her vision of a peaceful community for all Israelis. The film Reckoning With Laughter documents her experience of communal life in a hotel for Israelis from all walks of life as they quarantined together in 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNO2QkAh-5s