THE ALTERNATIVE THEATRE GROUP (ATG)
The Alternative Theatre Group (ATG),was founded in 1989 by Mahmoud Aboudoma and Awatef Ibrahim as the first independent theater group in Alexandria. Over the past 27 years ATG has shown numerous productions in Egypt and abroad. This has resulted in numerous international collaborations including Sweden, Germany, Austria and many more. The troupe is specialized in storytelling and since 2007, ATG has had its own studio in which to develop a new generation of professional theater makers.
During the last 18 years, the ATG has given various theatre performances in various locations, whether locally or internationally. Those performances discussed different ideas on the levels of both form and content. ATG has participated in many joint theatre projects with groups from Sweden, Austria, Germany and other countries. Moreover, the group has conducted throughout those years various training projects in different theatre fields, including the arts of acting and stage art. In 2007, ATG’s quest towards forming its own Studio was crystallized. Through the ATG Studio, which aims at building a new generation of the young actors and putting them on the right professional tracks, the young actors will be trained by performing in professional theatre performances. At the same time, the Studio will conduct networking with the other I-act projects.