Maisam Abu Sharar, 25 Amman

Shams Theatre Troupe

Maisam and her team launched the Shams Theatre Troupe with the goal of increasing awareness about a wide range of issues relevant to Jordanian society, such as child marriage, celebratory gun-firing, terrorism and child abuse among others, through the art of theatre. With a focus on enhancing art and culture in the Kingdom, the group was licensed as a legal theatre troupe by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and has performed a total of 28 theatrical shows to date, with many more planned in the near future. Maisam’s dream is to see her troupe build the first Jordanian theatre institute that will attract people from around the globe to be a part of the creative world of theatre.