Photo: Djinane Alsuwayeh

Photo: Djinane Alsuwayeh

Reham Alsamerai is a cultural manager and creative producer, working mainly in the area of festivals and the performing arts. Currently she is Head of Creative Production at JACC, Kuwait.

Reham has an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths College and has worked in various capacities within the arts and culture field. These have included festival director, creative producer, curator, programmer, and production manager. 

In 2015, during the first year of her post as Entrepreneur in Residence at Goldsmiths College, she successfully launched the first London edition of Gulf-based socially driven Green Caravan Film Festival. Also in 2015, she co-curated the 'Contemporary Gulf Cuisine' event for Nour Festival. In March 2016 she co-directed the sixth edition of the Green Caravan Film Festival, this time as a tour of three Gulf countries- Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar. 

Alsamerai has worked as Production Manager on internationally acclaimed writer/director Sulayman Al-Bassam's theatre production 'In the Eruptive Mode- Voices from the Hijacked Spring

In 2016, Alsamerai was appointed Festival Director of The Nest, a month-long festival for public art and design in Adliya, Bahrain. 

In 2017, Alsamerai produced the first edition of Kuwait Film Festival, a project initiated and sponsored by Kuwait’s National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters.

Currently, Reham is Head of Creative Production at Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (JACC) in Kuwait City. This is a department that she set up and leads, and through which JACC’s major productions are programmed, produced and managed.