Gamal Yakout, Egypt
A theater director, and a Lecturer at Alexandria University. Awarded several prizes in theater directing, and also, Awarded “The State incentive prize” in theater directing field for directing the performance (the double case history for Dr. Balmy”.
Attended a diversity of Coaching Theater Training workshops in the areas of Acting - Directing - Theatrical Production - Organizing Theater Festivals and Storytelling). Wrote plays, and preparing to issue a comprehensive encyclopedia in the theatrical production, also, conducted a number of researches and critical studies. Established “Creation Group” as an independent theater group, established "Theatre without funding" festival where the festival became an international yearly cycle in Alexandria.
A board member at ITI - Egyptian Branch, Also, a member at the Syndicate of acting professions, and other theater committees.
Building inner actions
Actions are the main drive on stage, yet actions of a character must be coherent and inline with the character behavior. Physical actions are the manifestation of inner actions and through the analysis of the character role in a play and identifying those inner actions, working together to develop them and trying them out in different situations, actors can own, play, embrace and defend those actions by the character and stand by them. This is when the audience will forget the actors and only see the characters!