Sami Barqawi


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Virtual Technical Manager
Opera Makers 2020
John Ramster
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD)
Milton Court Studio
2020Virtual Video Engineer
Dido and Aeneas & La bella dormente nel boscoGuildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD)
Silk Street Theatre
2020LX Programmer
The Angel of Esmeralda
Martin Loyd-Evans
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD)
Silk Street Theatre
2018 - 2019Venue Technician
Guildhall Student UnionGuildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD)
Basement Bar
2019Assistant Technical Manager
Red Velvet
Wyn Jones
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD)
Milton Court Studio
2019Production Electrician
The Actor's Nightmare
Lydia Parker
Park Theatre
2019Lighting Technician
A different kind of poison
John Crowley
The Old Vic Theatre Company
Old Vic
2019Assistant Lighting Technician
Beasts of LondonGuildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD)
Museum of London
2017 - 2018Performing Arts Technician
Full Time EmploymentJumeriah English Speaking School
  • Education

    2021BA Technical Theatre ArtsGuildhall School of Music & Drama

    Additional Skills

    Level 1 Rope Access Technician (IRATA)

    KINESYS Technical and Vector Training

    UK Rigging: 3 Day Entertainment Rigging Course

    Conversational Arabic Speaking Skills

    Powered Access - 3A (IPAF)

    Lifting Course (Crosby)

    Rescue and Nitrox Diver (PADI)

    First Aid at Work (The Federation of First Aid Training)

    Fire Safety Awareness Training

    ETC EOS Basic Programmer

    12 Strand splicing (Brummel/ McDonald) [Beginner]

    Additional Information

    Final Year Technical Student at Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a strong passion for Rigging and Automation


    Available on Request

    About me

    Sometimes, the best way to pen a self-portrait is through the medium of an analogy. I’m a bit like a kebab shop. Like those who are employed by these shops, I work through issues methodologically, and I’m completely passionate about what I do. Just as the meat that spins consistently on a heated skewer, I’m a product of a mix of ingredients. My hybrid upbringing in Dubai has allowed for me to have worked with such a great mix of people and nationalities as a result of the city’s geographical location to the world. Just like the ordering process, I don’t see different languages as a barrier to my work. Most importantly, I’m always open and there whenever you need me. I bring culture, warmth, reliability and creativity to the table, regardless of whether it be wooden or plastic.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • Arabic
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No
    Organisation Memberships
    • IRATA (UK)
    Experienced In
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Festivals
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    Industry Training
    • First Aid (Any)
    • Tallescope Training
    Professional Memberships
    • USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology)