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Taking its inspiration from its location- Alexandria- the world's ancient ‘meeting place', director and playwright Mahmoud Aboudoma founded I-act in 2003. The International Association for Creation & Training uses the arts, and specifically theatre, to advocate for and enhance social change and freedom of expression. For several years, I-act has been at the center of the artistic scene in Alexandria and Egypt. I-act founded the "Creative Forum for Independent Theatre Groups", an annual international event that adopted an anti-festival concept and over its 7 successful editions presented diverse theatre performances, publications and dialogue programs in addition to training and capacity building workshops for local and international artists. Since 2012, I-act established its new international and multidisciplinary event "Backstreet Festival" and currently, I-act is also running its own entrepreneurial art space and social hub ‘Teatro Eskenderia'.

About: What We Do


We are grateful for all our local and international partners we have worked with them over the years, and we would love to mention:

Goethe Institute – Swedish Institute – Pro Helvtia (Swiss Arts Council)
French Institute – Spanish Consulate in Alexandria – Italian Cultural Institute
Embassy of the Netherlands – The Hellenic Foundation – Greek Cultural Center
The Polish Embassy in Cairo – Austrian Cultural Forum – Japan Foundation
Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Editta Braun Theater Company – Ford Foundation
Dramatika Institute – American Cultural Center – Embassy of Switzerland
Schnawwl Theater Mannheim – Roberto Cimetta Fund – Cultural Resource
Jesuit Cultural Center – Kulturstiftung des bundes – Al Warsha Theater
Al Balad Theater – Arab Theater Training Center (ATTC) – Al Harra Theater
Studio Emad Eldin – El Funoun Group Palestine -  Museum of World Culture Sweden
Gudran Arts Association – Rezodance Center – Lycee Liberte d’ Alexandrie

About: Who We Are
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