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Sami Ismat

Sami Ismat is an interdisciplinary theatre, performance, and video artist from Syria. Select conceiving credits include: Lemon & Oil; Transfixed; and Every Time I Step Towards Freedom. Collaborations include: New Normal by Jonas Becker (MCA Chicago); Atlas Unlimited by Karthik Pandian; and Andros Zins-Browne (Logan Center Exhibitions). As a teaching artist Sami facilitated several workshops and delivered artist talks at several institutions including Harvard University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an adjunct professor in theatre and performance at Columbia College Chicago and leads the Community Actors Program at Arts + Public Life with University of Chicago. Sami is invested in preparing young artists to analyze, create, and generate work autonomously from their own imagination. Sami is also a soccer coach for Edgewater Castle FC, Chicago.