Katherine Hennessey


Katherine Hennessey lives in Sanaa, where she researches the history of Yemeni theater and teaches Italian literature at Sanaa University.

Articles by this Author
Drama in Yemen

On May 11, 2013, armed tribesmen stormed the Cultural Center in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, demanding that the activity in progress immediately cease. A minister of the Yemeni government was whisked away by underlings from his front-row seat and...

Explosions and Ill Omens

On October 9, 2014, a suicide bomber detonated himself in central Sanaa, killing dozens of innocent people. Upon reading the news coverage of this terrible event my thoughts leapt back to a series of plays that I had seen performed in Sanaa in...