Abdelfattah A Abusrour

Abdelfattah A Abusrour

Abdelfattah Abusrour is a painter, playwright, actor and director from Bethlehem in the West Bank.

He is the author of many plays, including We are the Children of the Camp, Blame the Wolf, and Away for the Nearby Village. He has written, adapted and performed in many plays produced in Palestine and his plays have toured internationally. In 2014, he was invited by the Burning Coal Theatre in North Carolina to direct The Diary of Anne Frank.

Abdelfattah has a PhD in Biological and Medical Engineering from France and was the recipient of the first Ashoka Fellowship Social Entrepreneur in Palestine in 2006 and recipient of the Synergos Social Innovator Award in 2011. He co-founded the Alrowwad Cultural and Theatre Centre for Children, in Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem in 1988.

He was President of the Palestinian Theatre League from 2009 – 2013, has been a member of the Advisory National Team for Strategic Planning for the Ministry of Culture since 2011 and is Secretary of the Preparatory Committee for Bethlehem Arab Cultural Capital for 2020.

He works as General Director of Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Centre in Aida refugee camp and teaches part-time at Bethlehem University