Workshops teacher

Anna Jahjah 

Anna Jahjah is a French director and drama teacher who has been living in Sydney for almost 3 years. She trained and worked in Paris, directing comedia dell'arte plays, telling aboriginal stories at Le Musée du Quai Branly and teaching drama and storytelling in schools in and around the city. She also conducted drama classes in English for amateur actors willing to improve their English while performing and having fun, and put on plays in English such as Peter Schaffer's Black Comedy and Agatha Christies' the Mousetrap. Since she arrived in Australia, she has given drama workshops in French and Arabic (!) in schools, for students as well as teachers, to show them how drama can help learn a language, but also at the Alliance Française. She has also put on plays with amateurs, such as Le Dindon, with The Sydney French Theatre, as well as professionals, in Roberto Zucco for ex. Recently, she toured around NSW as an actor in La Bouillabaisse et la Marseillaise, and enjoyed teaching French learners about the culture and expressions of Marseille, both in French and English. She is a enthusiastic believer that drama can be a great way to learn a foreign language for non native French speakers and a fantastic way to interact with others and express oneself while having fun for eveyone , whether they are French or not.

She has enjoyed immensely her first workshop in collaboration with the Sydney French Theatre, where she had the pleasure to work with French, Australian, Lebanese and Russian actors, and cannot wait to start again !