Visiting theater production “Jogging” was brought to LAU this fall for a special one-time performance. The renowned Hanan Hajj Ali wrote, directed, and performed the piece, which reflects upon the feminine condition through the heroic-tragic flight of the mythological Medea and various stories of women in Lebanon.
Hajj Ali, who has received international accolades for her work, stayed after the performance, engaging with students, and answering questions. The event was made possible by the generosity of Heinrich Böll Stiftung Middle East, who partnered with LAU for the first time to bring the cultural event to the university.
“It is so important for students and the community to have access to rich extracurricular activities such as this visiting production,” explained LAU Associate Director of Development Suha Abou Rialy who supported the initiative.
“The production enjoyed a good turn out and attracted many students in the university’s communication arts courses,” added Abou Rialy, who plans to continue to collaborate with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Middle East to bring more events to the LAU community.