Rama Al Asqar, a youth participant in the festival, is a visual artist and theatremaker from Palestine. Here, she helps to sew a giant puppet for the final street performance.

Ash Marinaccio

United States


Ash Marinaccio is a New York based visual storyteller and multidisciplinary documentarian working in theatre, photography, and film. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Performance at the CUNY Graduate Center, where her research investigates documentary theatre and theatre in war/conflict zones. For her creative work, Ash has received a Lucille Lortel Visionary Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women, has been listed as one of Culture Trip's “50 Women in Theatre You Should Know”, and is a recipient of a Drama League Residency, a NY Public Humanities Fellow, and is a two time TED Speaker.

Ash is the founding artistic director of the United Nations recognized NGO Girl Be Heard and in 2021 created Docbloc, dedicated to bringing documentary artists from across genres together to create live performance projects.

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