In 2016, BuSSy held a storytelling workshop for a group of women who were victims of domestic violence and trafficking. The workshop was held in collaboration with the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA). The outcome of the workshop was a performance titled Supposedly Married. The workshop was part of a project held in collaboration with Drosos Foundation, incubated by MADEV.
In 2016 BuSSy travelled to Tanta to hold a storytelling workshop followed by a performance. This trip was part of the BuSSy Caravan—a traveling workshop that brings together women and men in different cities for together to participate in storytelling workshops and performances. The BuSSy Caravan aims to create a space for the personal stories of women and men from in different cities around Egypt.
In 2016 BuSSy held the first training of trainers program for storytelling workshop facilitation. The program aimed to walk the participants through the process of planning and facilitating storytelling workshops, the documenting of personal testimonies, and the staging of the stories used by the BuSSy Project. The training program was part of a project held in collaboration with Drosos Foundation, incubated by MADEV.
BuSSy’s space, Cairo
In 2016, BuSSy facilitated a 5-day storytelling workshop in London, which gave an introduction to BuSSy’s storytelling and story documentation methods. The workshop was part of a collaborative project with Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, and it aimed to spotlight the stories of young Muslim women living in the UK through the production of a theatrical performance. The performance was later titled Is There Hair under There?
Lyric Hammersmith, London
In 2016 BuSSy held a workshop in collaboration with the Stockholm-based independent theater members of Teater Tribunalen to explore and implement BuSSy’s storytelling methods. Participants also explored ways of integrating storytelling into street theater projects. This workshop was part of an exchange program between the two theater-based groups.
The Stockholm based independent theatre Teater Tribunalen held a workshop with BuSSy storytellers titled Performing Art in the Public Spaces. The workshop provided a creative outlet for the participants to experiment with performing arts in public spaces. This workshop was part of an exchange program between the two theatrical groups.
10 - 15 January 2016
The Greek Campus, Cairo
In 2016 BuSSy held a storytelling and theater workshop for teenage girls in collaboration with Banati Foundation. The workshop provided a safe space for the participants in which to express themselves and share their dreams for the future. The workshop resulted in a performance titled I Wish. The workshop was held in collaboration with Banati Foundation and was funded by Drosos Foundation.
Banati Foundation, Cairo