Start of the Game provides budding theatre artists with an opportunity to discuss and develop new projects, sharpen their skills, and add to their knowledge while engaging in group work. The workshop usually draws young actors, directors, writers and set designers. The fourth workshop for young Arab theatre makers took place in Tunis, Tunisia during June and July 2009 and was organized in collaboration with SHAMS association in Lebanon and Al Hamra Theatre in Tunisia. Fifteen participants from Algeria, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco took part in the workshop which was led by the Lebanese director Roger Assaf with the help of Fouad Yamin. The workshop was concluded by a performance given by the participants on 2nd of July at El Hamra Theatre.