Assem Nagaty is a well known Egyptian actor and stage director.He has directed more than fifty performances since the start of his career in 1995. He has starred in about twenty movies and TV series.
He got two bachalor's one in mechanical engineering 1990 Cairo University and another one on acting and stage directing in1995. Now he works as an assistant professor at the Academy of Arts acting and directing department The High Institute of Theatrical Arts .He also works as a commissioner of the Arabic and International Academic Forums Academy of Arts. Fall 2011 till spring 2012 he taught Arabic Theatre class at OSU (Ohio State University) "USA" as a visiting professor,in this class he portraied the situation of Arabic Theatre in that important era also the social, economical and politic circumastances of Arabic Theatre in the ninteenth and twentieth centuries. He held many positions in the Egyptian Ministry of Culture such as: the Head of the National Center for Theatre, Music and folk Arts, Memmber of Supreme Culture Council.Member of the theatre committee,Member of the folk Arts comittee .Member of the high committee for festivals, Supreme Culture Council.Although his Master and phD degrees are about international Theatre Trends such as Expressionism and Absurdism, his works include Arabic Theatre trends such as Khayal al zill.
He works with his post graduate students on the stage directing new techniques such as Digital Thatre and Interactive Theatre. With undergraduate students, his work is varied on the text /subtext of Shakespeare, Jean-Paul Sartre and Arthur Miller.