The partnership

International Arts Partnership

International Arts Partnership is a UK based performing arts company specializing in producing and promoting the most exciting work born out of collaboration across boundaries of all kinds.

In addition to specific individual projects like Audio Drama Egypt, International Arts Partnership created and runs the UK International Audio Drama Festival – the UK’s foremost showcase for audio work in a wide range of languages. International Arts Partnership has taken a leading role in developing audio drama as an art form in the UK and internationally.

Orient Productions

Orient Film and Theatre Productions is a private production company founded in Cairo in May 2007. Its main mission is to develop quality cultural projects within the fields of performing and visual arts, involving artists from Egypt, the Arab world, and further afield.

Orient Productions encompasses Studio Emad Eddin foundation, a unique project in the Arab World founded in 2005, to provide rehearsal and training spaces to independent troupes and artists in Egypt. It also manages the Temple Independent Theatre Company, founded in 1993.

Orient Productions is responsible for the production of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), the largest annual multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival in Egypt.

The Audio Drama In Egypt Team​


Jonathan Banatvala​​

Artistic Director,
International Arts Partnership


Ahmed El Attar

Orient Productions

Heba Rifaat

Project Manager,
Orient Productions


Melanie Nock

Executive Director,
International Arts Partnership