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Nasri Al-Jawzi

Pioneering Playwright, Cultural Contributor, Educator

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Date of Birth:



Jerusalem, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Nasri Al-Jawzi is recognized for his substantial contributions to Palestinian theater and culture, notably through his playwriting, founding of theater groups, and involvement in cultural and educational initiatives.

Brief bio

Nasri Al-Jawzi was a prominent Palestinian playwright and cultural figure. He was involved in various cultural and educational activities in Jerusalem before immigrating to Damascus following the Nakba. He is known for his significant involvement in establishing theater groups and contributing to Palestinian literature and history.

Major Milestones


  • 1935: Obtained a diploma in journalism from London...See More

  • 1928: Founded the Arts and Acting Association.

  • 1936: Established the Al-Jawzi acting troupe.

  • 1948: Immigrated to Damascus after the Nakba.

  • 1990: Awarded the Jerusalem Medal for Culture and Arts​​.

  • Founding the Arab Sports Club in Jerusalem: Contributed to cultural and sports development in Jerusalem.

  • Editing the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate Magazine: Played a role in literary and historical dissemination.

  • Theatrical Works (1932-1948): Produced numerous plays including "Mother's Day," "Saladin Al-Ayyubi," and "Omar bin Al-Khattab and the conquest of Jerusalem."

  • "History of the Palestinian Theater (1918 - 1948)": Published a significant historical account of Palestinian theater.

  • Short Stories: Authored several short stories, including "The Unsung Hero" and "Behind the Door

Date of Last Update: 
January 7, 2024

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