Maya Zbib is a theater director, performer, writer, and founding member of the Zoukak Theater Company in Lebanon. Her work was exhibited in the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Africa, South America, and South Asia. She taught theater in academic and non-academic contexts. She was elected as a protégé of Peter Sellars, as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (2011). Zoukak received the Ibsen Scholarship Award (2012), the Anna Lindh Foundation’s Euromed Dialogue Award for social resilience and creativity (2014), the Praemium Imperiale Grant for Young Artists from the Japan Arts Association (2017), the Chirac Foundation Award of Culture for Peace (2017) and the Ellen Stewart International Award (2018).