Waël Ali



Waël Ali is a Syrian writer and director born in 1979. In 2004, he graduated from the Higher Institute of Performing Arts in Damascus. He continued his studies in Lyon in France where he completed a Master II in Performing Arts at the Lumière University.

Between 2003 and 2006, Waël Ali worked as a dramaturg in several projects, particularly as part of an interactive theatre project in Syria where he co-lead training programs in various Syrian provinces. In 2014, he wrote and directed You Know I Don’t Remember that was performed at the Abbad Al Shams Theater in Beirut and then in several locations and festivals, among which the Gorki Theater in Berlin, the Maison d’Europe et d’Orient and the Confluences in Paris, the Toneelhuis in Anvers in Belgium and in Tunis as part of the Carthage Theatre Festival.

In 2016, he directed Temporary title, a text written in collaboration with Lebanese actress Chrystèle Khodr.