Dubomedy Arts is a collective of artists building a strong Urban Arts’ Community here in Dubai. Dubomedy Arts is co-directed by Broadway veteran and award-winning Comedienne, Arts Educator and Entertainer; Mina Liccione and Stand Up Comic and producer; Ali Al Sayed. Our goal is to create more performance opportunities for local artists, provide professional performing arts training and put on original productions around the region. We are the home to the Dubomedy Sole Steppers (Award winning Tap & Body Beats Group), Local Comedy Troupe , launched the first weekly comedy and variety show: “Monday Night Funnies”, made HER-story with FUNNY GIRLS- the first ALL FEMALE Comedy Show in the Middle East and have acted as entertainment for many major events around the region!
The Dubomedy Arts School was founded on April 1, 2008 by Mina Liccione (BFA in Dance with minor in Theater Arts from Marymount Manhattan, MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Education and Experimental Composition from New College of California). It is the first and only Comedy and Urban Arts School in the MENA Region. We offer on-going professional training in Comedy: Stand Up and Sketch, Improvisation, Writing & Performance, Physical Theater, Arabic Comedy, Musical Theater & Comedy, Character development & acting, Commedia Dell’ Arte, Basic Circus Skills, NYC Tap Dance and Body Beat classes all year round for kids, teens and adults. We also offer seasonal intensives including Independent Film Workshop: acting for film, directing and production, Improv Jam Retreat, Free Teacher Training Days, LOL! Kids Circus and Magic Camp. Our classes cater to the “just for fun” through professional coaching. We have recently added “Learn to Speak Emirati” to our list of offered courses.
The “Clowns Who Care” Volunteer Project: Our sole purpose is to bring joy, love, light and support to children, senior citizens, charity organizations and hospitals. Our team of trained volunteer artists perform, play games, sing songs, tell jokes, dance and interact with patients/residents from their heart. They say that laughter is the best medicine- we agree! If you would like to become involved with this non-for-profit initiative please send your contact information to LOL@vivadubai.com.
G.I. Joe always says… “knowing is half the battle.” You can’t support or help promote something you don’t know about. COMMUNITY begins with COMMUNICATION! For more info about classes or bookings please e-mail us at LOL@vivadubai.com.