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Women at Point Zero, Merit Ariane, Bushra El Turk, Sabrina Mahfouz and Maria Koripas. Image: courtesy of the artists

Merit Ariane Stephanos

Woman at Point Zero

Merit Ariane, Bushra El Turk, Sabrina Mahfouz and Maria Koripas have been supported over the last year by Snape Maltings’ residency programme to research a new opera based on the 1975 novel Woman at Point Zero by feminist Egyptian author Nawal El Saadawi.

Our support is for the next research period, where the collaborators to work together in a fully supported environment helping them to maximise the artistic quality and present a strong version of the opera at the Shubbak Festival in July 2017. It is hoped that the work will then have a further life after this point.

In addition to Snape Maltings and Shubbak Festival, Woman at Point Zero has also been supported by the Royal Opera House, PRS Foundation and the Abu Dhabi Festival.

www.shubbak.co.uk/woman-point-zero