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Samar El-Zein


Performer, Director, Actress, TV Personality, Educator, Reporter

Founder, Artistic Director, Performer, Manager
Kinetic Theater
, Princeton NJ
January 2000 – Present
Kinetic Theater offers residencies of mime, movements, and improvisation at schools and libraries and colleges.

Tangerine Dance Company
, Hybrid Theater NYC
Hybrid Theater NYC
February 2011 – March 2011
Tangerine Dance Collective - Artists respond to citizenship: Love in the time of green cards - a forum presented by Hybrid Theater Works. Dancers: Abdiel Jacobsen and Henri Velandia. Actors: Samar El- Zein Hamati and Pablo Davilo

"I'll Have What She's Having", Rider University Theater

2005 – 2008
A dance project, a show case of Dynamic New Jersey women honoring female dancers and choreographers. With Christine Colosimo, Marie Alonzo, Linda Mannheim, and Fara Lindsay

Performer and Director of Play
"I Am a Dot", Frist Theater, Princeton, NYC
2000 – 2005
Inspired by the book My Grandmothers Secret Long monologue about women in the Middle East and their spiritual relation to the Oriental dance

Elementary Theatre Instructor
Idea Center, Princeton Regional School District

Princeton Regional Schools
January 2000 – January 2003
Ran workshops in Masks and Mimes and Dance

Project Coordinator
Everybody Wins, Princeton Regional School District
Princeton Elementary school Community Park
1999 – 2003
Coordinator for an educational reading program, "Everybody Wins," in the Princeton Regional School District

Connection Dance Theatre
Frist Theater at Princeton Universtity, Grounds for sculpture, Pittsburgh

April 2000 – 2002
Co-directed plays such as "Behind the Walls. A play addresses the walls that have been built in our history from "Hadrian wall "to the "German wall" to the" Palestinian Wall "
With Connection Dance Theater "Liliana Attar".

Workshop Instructor
Masque Neutre Workshop, Mercer County Community College

January 1999 – March 1999
Taught how to work with different kinds of masks based on the method by Jacques Le Coq.

Drama and Movement Instructor

1997 – 1999
Ran varieties of workshops of improvisation and physical theater

Private Mime Performer

All Around the USA
1990 – 1994
Worked With" Pastiche"

Symphony Space Theater
New York City Symphony Space Theater

Performed Mary Bloom Monologue by Ulysses

Radio Hostess
Monte Carlo Radio
Paris, France

1988 – 1990

Leading Movie Role
"Kyrie Eleyson"

Played the main role in the movie "Kyrie Eleyson," which won a best short movie at Boston,Australia and New York Film Festival Award. Directed by Assad Fouladkar.

Member of Lebanese Delegation
Morrocco International Music Festival


Leading Role
"The Bullet" (RASSASA Taisha)
Beirut, Lebanon

Played the leading role in this modern play, "The Bullet," that was about the absurdity of war. Directed by Raif Karam.

Leading Role
"The Martyr" (AL Shahid ibn al Balad)
Beirut, Lebanon

1985 – 1986
Played leading role in "The Martyr," a satiric drama. With Ahmad El -Zein.

Leading Role
"The Dance of Ginnies" (Rakas Al Jinn)
Beirut, Lebanon

1985 – 1986
Played leading role in "The Dance of Ginnies," an experimental play about nightlife. Directed by Raif Karam.

Member of Lebanese Delegation
Damascus Asian-African Theatre Festival

1985 – 1986

Assistant Film Director
"The Survival"
(AL Bakaa)
1985 – 1986
Assistant Director of documentary film, "The Survival." Directed by Georges Nassr.

Assistant Film Director
"Message of War"
(Rissalla min Al harab)
1985 – 1986
Assistant Film Director of documentary film, "Message of War." Directed by Bourhan Alaouia.

Television Series Host
"Children's Playgrounds"
(Malaab AL sighar)
1982 – 1984
Was the host of a television series, "Children's Playgrounds," an educational program and joint British/Lebanese Production that has been marketed throughout the Arabic speaking world. With Hikmat Wehbe and Co-Host Director Nicholas Abou Samah.

Writer and Television Host
(Maa la Shabab)
Was the writer and host of the television program, "Teenagers," a program that addressed controversial youth issues.

Co-Writer and Co-Host
"My Magazine"
Co-wrote-and-hosted a television program that hunted for talented youth and addressed common issues of parent/children relations.

Al Hasnaa Weekly Magazine

1978 – 1980

Al Safir Newspaper