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Karantina, Beirut district
The venue includes a rehearsal room, a technically equipped performance space, a café/bar and a meeting space for public gatherings. Zoukak Studio was first established in 2008, first and foremost as a meeting point, a place where artists and students could gather for practical research and reflection around processes of artistic creation, stemming from the company’s aim of developing a dialogue of exchange and sharing of experiences, and providing local practitioners with a space to experiment.
The space has served as a rehearsal studio for local practitioners, producing and supporting over 30 theatre and dance performances to date. The Studio hosts performances and open studio presentations of the company's work and the work of local and international artists, allowing audience members and amateurs to have an insight on new performance work in all its stages, and enabling the artists to confront their work while creating it. Local and international artists are invited to present their theatre, dance and music performances, give workshops, master classes, artist talks and seminars. Additionally, Zoukak implements a range of activities in the studio, such as drama therapy workshops with various communities, trainings for theatre practitioners in psycho-social mediation techniques, a Theatre Mentorship Program and Production Support Grant, among others.