Egyptian Australian writer and theatre director, born in Cairo, Egypt. Now, he lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia. He is the executive editor, ‘ETO’ The International Experimental Theatre Organization.
He started his career as journalist at The Egyptian largest daily newspaper ‘El Akhbar’ as police reporter, moved to become a roving reporter covering the nine upper of Egypt governorates from Cairo to Aswan at the border with Sudan, then as investigative and roving reporter for North Africa working for ‘El Ahram’ largest newspaper in Middle-East.
He was the first Journalist to report about the Libyan army coup, the first to interview Muammar el-Gaddafi, and continued to work as roving reporter in the Middle-East for few years.
Arrested while he was visiting Libya for his writing about Gaddafi. Released after international campaign led by Amnesty International.
After his release, he went to London, UK, to recover. Where he decided to change his career. Finished three years theatre director’s course and joined TAT; Triple Action Theatre; working with Steven Rumbelow as assistant director and associated director in many productions such as Faustus, Julius Caesar, Oedipus, Hamlet, Everyman. His production of Bertolt Brecht's 'The Baby Elephant' at London, won the acclaim.
He returned to Egypt to work in the theatre, during which he directed the successful production of Edward Albee play ‘Everything in the Garden ‘ which won the acclaim, and recorded by the Egyptian, TV and broadcasted through Middle-East.
He has several published plays in Arabic, his play ‘One and All’ preformed and produced in several countries. He directed several plays for the theatre in United Kingdom and Egypt, and was the first to introduce the modern American Theatre to Egypt, with his production of Edward Albee play ‘Everything in the Garden’ for the Egyptian theatre early 1970.
Later, he left Egypt and settled in Melbourne Australia. Now, he is a freelance writer and the executive editor for ‘ETO’ The International Experimental Theatre Organization. His ‘Theatre TODAY’ book, published 2013, is the latest of his writing.
Now, he is writing his first novel ‘By The Rivers dark’, the first in Trilogy about Egypt covering before, during, and after the Egyptian 2011 Spring Revolution.
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Siri .. Talk to me !
by Michael Haridy
You have seen ‘Her’ the movie. Now, look at your iPhone or iPad and ask yourself a question. Can I have my ‘Her’ in my iPhone or iPad now?. The answer is in this book. ‘Siri talk to me!’ is not only the ultimate guide of how to use ‘Siri’, but it is also a journey of discovery and learning about personal digital assistants and its impact on our future.
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