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Major Positions

Founder and Director of the National Center for Culture and Arts of the King Hussein Foundation.

Major Accomplishments

Lina Attel is the Founder and Director of The National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) of the King Hussein Foundation, initiated by her Majesty Queen Nour Al-Hussein in 1987. NCCA was appointed by UNFPA, in 2013, to act as Global Centre of Excellence on Theater Based Peer Education Training and in 2015 became the Y-PEER International Center for Youth Development. Attel received her M.A. in Theatre and Drama in Education from the University of Wales, UK - Cardiff. She is recognized for her pioneering role in introducing drama into mainstream education and the enhancement of the performing arts movement in Jordan where she established the first professional National Interactive Theatre Troupe (NITT) in 1989 and the Theatre Arts School in cooperation with the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington-DC. As a theatre practitioner she conceived and directed several musicals and interactive plays on social issues, and published multiple research papers on the role of theatre in shaping opinion and impacting social change. Her theatre work contributed to national and regional initiatives and campaigns related to the empowerment of women and gender equality.

Attel served as a member of the Advisory Committee of Experts for the UNESCO World Report on Cultural Diversity 2008, and was member at the Greater Amman Municipality City Council where she initiated the Arts for all Program in public parks and libraries in Amman in 2010. She was a recipient of the national award "Al Hussein Medal for Distinction of the First Order for distinguished achievement in the field of theatre" in 2000, and was shortlisted as one of five finalists for the 2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award, organized by League of International Theatre Women, New York.

Last modified: 01/09/2019

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