Hassan El Geretly
Hassan El Geretly is a theatre director who has also worked in cinema.
After studing theatre and French literature at the University of Bristol (U.K), he then received a higher diploma in audio-visual staging (cinema, video and radio) from the Sorbonne University in Paris. He has worked in the fields of theatre and cinema since the 1970’s in France and Egypt. He worked as an actor and assistant director, then as director in the Centre Dramatique National du Limousin in France.
He founded the touring theatre company Les Tréteaux de la Terre et du Vent which toured France between 1975 and 1980. In 1987, El Geretly founded El Warsha theatre company in Egypt. In 1988, he was appointed director of the first experimental theatre in Cairo. He resigned in 1992 to devote himself entirely to independent theatre.