About Lina Saneh

Lina Saneh (born in Beirut 1966) is a theater maker. She has acted in and has written and directed several plays, among them: Les Chaises, 1996 ; Ovrira, 1997 ; Extrait d'Etat Civil, 2000 ; Biokhraphia, 2002; Appendice, 2007. She made her first video, I Had a Dream, Mom in 2006. In her earlier works, Saneh focused on the physical theater in an attempt to produce a Body imprinted by the war. She questioned the socio-political conflicts and contradictions in the middle-east region and the traces that they marked on our bodies.

Today, Saneh spotlights over the nature and role of acts on stage, asking about the role which might be carried out by body language in a virtual world marked by the idealization of the physical body. From this point, her interests in the multi-media art-works, performing arts and video works that interrogate our citizenship status and our position in public spaces, and that might create a new political parole. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Institut d'Etudes Séniques et Audio-Visuelles at the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut and at the Saint-Esprit University in Kaslic.