#RiskandRebellion Participants 9 & 13. The Lazour brothers

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The Lazours (Daniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour) are brothers and music theatre writers of Lebanese descent. We Live in Cairo, their musical about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, was directed by Obie Award-winner Taibi Magar for its premiere season at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in 2018/2019. The musical was initially workshopped at the O’Neill National Music Theater Conference and at New York Theatre Workshop under the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award. Residencies at the O’Neill, Ucross, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony have supported them in developing and showcasing their work.

Their new musical about cancer and its treatment through the ages was workshopped at the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Theatre and the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. It is currently being developed with the A.R.T. The Lazours were 2015/2016 Dramatists Guild Fellows and are New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspects. Most recently, they were artists-in-residence at the AUC The American University in Cairo and are teaching artists at Lincoln Center Theater. They perform their songs live at the Boiler Room in New York City.

#RiskandRebellion (January 24th and 25th, 2021) is a mondial symposium and kick-off of Artists at Risk (AR) – A European Network of Safe Havens (AR-ENSH) a Creative Europe project co-funded by the European Union. AR-ENSH Partner Institutions: Artists at Risk (AR)ArtvedaCCCBStalker and ZKM | Karlsruhe.

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