by Ridhwan Talib
The Apricot Tree is a theatre play based on the texts of Iraqi women of all ages and from various cities, which is presented by young Arab and Kurdish actors and actresses from Syria and Iraq, residing in Sulaymaniyah. The writers of the texts are women who have completed a creative writing workshop, of which the play is the final product.
Playwright and director Ridhwan, born in Aleppo in1974 and based in Sulaymaniyah since 2014, has won the Mazrah prize for theatrical composition and Hanna Mina Short Story Award with his works. He has worked as an actor, director, and manager of the Sabunkaran theatre group.