Classically trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (University of London), Sany Abdul Baki has performed in London and Beirut and in theatre festivals in NYC, Brighton, Damascus, and Cairo. Throughout his learning and working experience, he has trained in a variety of acting methods and texts, such as Shakespeare, Chekhov, Malmgren’s Movement Psychology, Greek chorus, Meisner, Strasberg, Stanislavski, Commedia dell Arte, clowning, neutral mask, and others.
His recent stage appearances include King Lear, Hiwar al Kilab (Dogs’ Dialogue by Cervantes), Ab: Beit Byout (Lebanese adaptation of August: Osage County), The Dictator, The Rape, Watch Your Step, and Rituals of Signs & Transformations.
In late 2015, Sany co-founded the Beirut-based theatre company, Tahweel Ensemble Theatre, which launched in NYC at Between the Seas Festival with the English world premiere of Issam Mahfouz’s The Dictator and in Beirut with Ab: Beit Byout.
His research interests in theatre include Ancient Greek, Asian, Renaissance, modern, realist, expressionist, and African American drama. However, his main research interest in life focuses on creating a better world for humanity by changing one’s perception of reality.