Women of Lebanon

Lina Abyad

Lina Abyad - written by Nicole Hamoushe

Lina Abyad, is a Professor of Theater Arts at the Lebanese American University and Director of the recent production, “The Royal Pardon”. She studied Child Development and Communication Arts at Beirut University College, and Psychology at American University of Beirut, before pursuing her MA and Ph.D. degrees in Theater Arts in Paris.

Lina Abyad has directed more than 30 plays of which are the following: Alai’ zayak fein ya Ali [where can I find someone like you Ali] (2015), Hayda mish film masri [this is not an Egyptian movie] (2014), Come back to bed love [Theater play] (2012), and Al-dictator [The Dictator] (2011).

In 2011, she received the Mellon Award by the American University of Beirut (AUB) for producing the play “Tea with Biscuits in Prison”, and in 2013, she received the “Prize of his Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qassimi” for the “Dictator”, as best theatrical work for the year.