Amena Shehab

Amena is a Syrian Canadian actress and writer. She studied at the High Institute of Theatre in Damascus and worked with Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and other local theatre companies in Syria and Qatar.


Edmonton’s theatrical projects have spoken to her as a woman, a mother, and an immigrant. Her first play in Edmonton was Nine Parts of Desire. It was followed by her roles as the Palestinian ghost in Souls in the Edmonton Fringe Festival and the nurse in Medea at the University of Alberta. Hagar, her one-woman show, focuses on the immigrant experience. Amena also portrayed Sammar in F.O.B and Nahla in Harun. In 2019, she played Amena in E-Day and Rehearsal. In 2020, she appeared in Azimuth Theatre’s All That Binds Us and Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre’s production of Here There Be Night.