Bashar Murkus, is a Palestinian playwright and director and founding ensemble member of the Khashabi Theatre in Haifa. Through collective research, he develops new plays that both reflect on and engage with the regional Palestinian community. His work has been seen in Palestine, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Ireland and the US. Murkus studied theatre at the University of Haifa, where he now teaches acting and directing. In 2016 he was artist in residence at Moussem for the production Other Places.