BuSSy is a performing arts project that documents and gives voice to censored untold stories about gender in different communities in Egypt. The project organizes storytelling workshops and performances where women and men step on stage to share stories about harassment, rape, gender discrimination, honor killing, forced marriage, Female genital mutilation, motherhood, domestic violence, child abuse, mass sexual assaults and many others, from different communities and cities in Egypt.

In 2006, two University students began directing a performance of stories of Egyptian women about their memories and experiences of womanhood. The monologues, which were by women, for women, exposed real women’s stories and provided a space for free expression on issues that society often failed to address. Thus began The BuSSy Project.

The monologue performances allow women to write for themselves instead of being written about. We are not professional artists; we are a group of passionate, enthusiastic youth with strong faith in the value and impact of the project.

In 2010, BuSSy transitioned from a university-aliated group to an independent theater project holding a number of performances on stages all over Egypt. Over time, BuSSy performances began incorporating stories from both women and men; and today, the project extends beyond “women’s issues” as BuSSy now aims to tackle the complexity of gender issues from the perspectives of both women and men.

Our stories reflect the reality that we, as young Egyptian women and men, are living with regards to social issues that are experienced by all members of society, irrespective of class and background. We aim, through our performances, to reach the public directly, and expose the reality which society ignores, while also creating new opportunities for dialogue and awareness of many different important issues.

Since 2006 we have:

  • Held 17 storytelling workshops.
  • Held 5 inhouse storytelling nights.
  • Performed in Cairo, Alexandria, Minya, Assiut, Port Said, Tanta and Aswan .
  • Held more than 56 performances by women and men in Egypt.
  • Gathered stories from over 1000 people.
  • Reached Thousands of others online and through our performances.


ﻰﻓ ﺎﻬﻨﻋ تﻮﻜﺴﻤﻟا ﺔﯿﺼﺨﺸﻟا برﺎﺠﺘﻟا ﻰﻜﺤﻟ ﺮﺼﻣ ﻰﻓ لﺎﺟﺮﻟاو تاﺪﯿﺴﻠﻟ ةﺮﺣ ﺔﺣﺎﺴﻣ ﻖﻠﺧ ﻰﻟإ فﺪﻬﯾ ﻲﻨﻓ عوﺮﺸﻣ ﻮﻫ ﻲﺼﺑ
.ﺮﺼﻣ ﻰﻓ ﺔﻔﻠﺘﺨﻣ تﺎﻌﻤﺘﺠﻣ ﻰﻓ ،ﺔﯿﺣﺮﺴﻣ ضوﺮﻋ ﻞﻜﺷ ﻰﻓ ﺔﯿﻘﯿﻘﺤﻟا ﺺﺼﻘﻟا ضﺮﻋو ﻖﯿﺛﻮﺘﺑ ﺎﻀﯾأ ﻰﺼﺑ مﻮﻘﺗ .ﻊﻤﺘﺠﻤﻟا ﺔﺒﺸﺧ ﻰﻠﻋ ﻦﻔﻘﯾ ﺔﯾﺮﺼﻤﻟا نﺪﻤﻟاو تﺎﻌﻤﺘﺠﻤﻟا ﻒﻠﺘﺨﻣ ﻲﻓ تاﺪﯿﺴﻟا .حﺮﺴﻤﻟا لﻼﺧ ﻦﻣ ﺔﯿﻌﻤﺘﺠﻤﻟا دﻮﯿﻘﻟا ﺔﻣوﺎﻘﻣ لوﺎﺤﺗ ﻲﺼﺑ ﻒﻨﻌﻟاو ،ﺔﻣﻮﻣﻷاو ،نﺎﺘﺨﻟاو ،يﺮﻬﻘﻟا جاوﺰﻟاو ،فﺮﺸﻟا ﻢﺋاﺮﺟو ،ﺰﯿﯿﻤﺘﻟاو ،بﺎﺼﺘﻏﻹاو شﺮﺤﺘﻟا ﻦﻋ ﻦﻬﺗﺎﯾﺎﻜﺣ ﺔﻛرﺎﺸﻤﻟ حﺮﺴﻤﻟا ﻊﻤﺘﺠﻤﻟا ﺎﻬﻔﻨﺼﯾ ﻰﺘﻟا تﺎﻋﻮﺿﻮﻤﻟا ﻦﻣ ﺎﻫﺮﯿﻏو ،ﻲﻋﺎﻤﺠﻟا ﻲﺴﻨﺠﻟا ءاﺪﺘﻋﻻاو ،لﺎﻔﻃﻷا ﻰﻠﻋ ﻲﺴﻨﺠﻟا ءاﺪﺘﻋﻻاو ،ىﺮﺳﻷا
.ﺎﻬﻨﻋ مﻼﻜﻟا عﻮﻨﻤﻣ تﺎﻫﻮﺑﺎﺘﻛ ﻰﻠﻋ ﻢﻬﻌﯿﺠﺸﺗو ﻢﻬﻤﻋدو ﻰﻜﺤﻟا ﻰﻠﻋ ﻦﯿﻛرﺎﺸﻤﻟا ﺐﯾرﺪﺘﺑ مﻮﻘﯾو ،ﺔﻔﻠﺘﺨﻣ رﺎﻤﻋأو تﺎﯿﻔﻠﺧ ﻦﻣ داﺮﻓﻷ ﻲﻜﺣ شرو عوﺮﺸﻤﻟا ﻢﻈﻨﯾ
.حﺮﺴﻤﻟا ﻰﻠﻋ ﺔﯿﺼﺨﺸﻟا ﻢﻬﺼﺼﻗ ﻰﻜﺣ
ﻰﺼﺑ ﺔﯾﺎﻜﺣ
ﺖﻋﻮﻨﺗ .ﻦﻬﻠﻛﺎﺸﻣو ﺮﺼﻣ ﻰﻓ ءﺎﺴﻨﻟا ﺺﺼﻗو برﺎﺠﺗ ﻖﯿﺛﻮﺗو ضﺮﻌﻟ ،ةﺮﻫﺎﻘﻟﺎﺑ ﺔﻌﻣﺎﺟ حﺮﺴﻣ ﻰﻠﻋ 2006 ﻰﻓ ﻰﺼـــﺑُ تأﺪﺑ
.ﻊﯿﻤﺠﻟا ﻦﻣ ﺎﻬﻨﻋ تﻮﻜﺴﻤﻟا ﻚﻠﺗ ﺎﻤﯿﺳﻻ ،ةأﺮﻤﻟا ﺎﯾﺎﻀﻗ ﻦﻋ ﺮﯿﺒﻌﺘﻠﻟ ﺔﺣﺎﺴﻣ ﻖﻠﺧ فﺪﻬﺑ ﺔﯿﺿﺎﻤﻟا ﻊﺒﺴﻟا تاﻮﻨﺴﻟا راﺪﻣ ﻰﻠﻋ ضوﺮﻌﻟا
،ضﺮﻌﻟا ةﺮﻜﻔﻟ ﺲﻤﺤﺘﻤﻟا بﺎﺒﺸﻟا ﻦﻣ ﺔﻋﻮﻤﺠﻣ ﻦﻜﻟو ،ﻞﯿﺜﻤﺘﻟا وأ حﺮﺴﻤﻟا ﻲﻓﺮﺘﺤﻣ وأ ﻲﺳراد ﻦﻣ اﻮﺴﯿﻟ ضﺮﻌﻟا ﻰﻠﻋ ﻦﯿﻤﺋﺎﻘﻟا عوﺮﺸﻤﻛ ﻞﻤﻌﻟا تأﺪﺑو ،ةﺮﻫﺎﻘﻟﺎﺑ ﺔﯿﻜﯾﺮﻣﻷا ﺔﻌﻣﺎﺠﻟا رﺎﻃإ ﻦﻣ ”ﻰﺼــــﺑُ “ ﺖﺟﺮﺧ 2010 ﻦﻣ ﺔﯾاﺪﺑو .هﺮﯿﺛﺄﺗو ﻪﺘﯿﻤﻫﺄﺑ ﻦﻣﺆﻣو
.ﺔﯿﻜﯾﺮﻣﻷا ﺔﻌﻣﺎﺠﻟا حرﺎﺴﻣ فﻼﺨﺑ ﺔﻔﻠﺘﺨﻣ حرﺎﺴﻣ ﻰﻠﻋ ﻪﺿوﺮﻋ ﻢﯿﻘﯾو ،ﺔﻬﺟ يﻷ ﻊﺑﺎﺗ ﺮﯿﻏ ،ﻞﻘﺘﺴﻣ ﻲﻋﻮﻄﺗ
– كﺮﺘﺸﻤﻟا بﺎﺒﺸﻠﻟ ﺔﺻﺮﻔﻟا ﺔﺣﺎﺗإو ضﺮﻋ ﻞﻛ ﻲﻓ سﺎﻨﻟا ﻦﻣ ﺮﯿﺒﻛ دﺪﻌﻟ ﺺﺼﻘﻟا ﻞﯿﺻﻮﺘﺑ ﻰﺼـــﺑُ ﻖﯾﺮﻓ ﻢﺘﻬﯾ ؟حﺮﺴﻤﻟا اذﺎﻤﻟ ﺺﺼﻗ ﻞﻤﺸﺘﻟ ضوﺮﻌﻠﻟ ﺺﺼﻘﻟا ﻊﻤﺟ ﺔﯿﻠﻤﻋ ترﻮﻄﺗ ﺖﻗﻮﻟا ﻊﻣ .ﻲﺋﺎﻘﻠﺗو ﺮﺷﺎﺒﻣ ﻞﻜﺸﺑ ﻲﻘﻠﺘﻤﻟا ﻊﻣ ﻞﺻاﻮﺘﻠﻟ – ثﺎﻧإو رﻮﻛذ
.لﺎﺟﺮﻟاو تاﺪﯿﺴﻠﻟ برﺎﺠﺗو
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