the city of Chaouen, Naima Zitan discovered at a very young age a passion for theater. After getting her junior high school degree, she
naturally joined the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art and Cultural Activities
in Rabat, where she graduated in 1994. The same year, she founded the Aquarium
Theater association with the goal of promoting women's rights and equality between
genders through art. Naima multiplied performances and all her plays are in the
service of a cause to defend, and of a reality to be exposed to the public, a
reality that is sometimes disturbing but always feminist. Naima gives a voice
to women who are inmates or marginalized and is interested in the subjects
covered by taboo, such as sexual intercourse, the female body or the legal
status of women. "There is for me a need to work on this kind of subjects.
These are issues that have always challenged me as a director, but also as a
woman”, she insists. “Mouchahanate”, “Before breakfast”, “Squadron on the Road to
Death”, “Women’s Stories”, and “Dialy”: Naima Zitan staged some fifteen plays
from different authors in just more than twenty years.