By Bashar Murkus and the project team
The Palestinian National Theatre – El-Hakawati
Premiere 03 February 2017 Jerusalem.
Setting out to research the meaning of identity, they ended up researching Diaspora. How did diaspora become an identity?
Small moments, directions, closed and open roads, the visible and invisible, lines drawn between points on the map, between the soul and the memory, these junctures are carved by Diaspora.
A group of Palestinian theatre artists scattered in far-flung points on the map all carry common memories and stories of one land. Each of them has his own path to Diaspora and together they tour their inner diaspora and try to understand their new identity.
In Other Places, Bashar Murkus and an ensemble of theatre artists transform the stage into a laboratory in-order to dissect the anatomy of identity. They manipulate the separate components, observe them from afar, scrutinize them from different perspectives. Deconstructing and reconstructing them anew in front of the audience. The work offers a rich performance experience that considers memory a tangible material, the human being an object in a museum, and place an elusive concept.
The work began as a performance research project under the title “Identity in a Lab.” The participants are twenty Palestinian theatre artists living in different parts of the world.
CAST / CREATIVE TEAM
Written and Directed by | Bashar Murkus
Raeda Ghazaleh, Shaden Kanboura,
Khulood Basel Tannous,
Husam Al-Azza, Henry Andrawes
Dramaturgy | Ala Hlehel
Scenography | Majdala Khoury
Light Design and Technical Director | Firas Tarabshi and Moody kablawi
Translation | katharine Halls
Assistant Director | Siwar Awad
PR | Mustafa A. Qablawi
Produced by | Khashabi Theatre
And The Palestinian National Theatre – El-Hakawati
Producer | Khulood Basel
International Touring | as is presenting arts
In collaboration with |
MOUSSEM, NOMADIC ARTS CENTER
Supported by |
The Arab Fund For Arts and Culture - AFAC
ROSA LUXEMBURG FOUNDATION
(In Arabic with surtitles)
06.10.2018 | Al-Midan Theatre, Haifa
09.03.2018 | Théâtre Populaire Romand, La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
10.03.2018 | Théâtre Populaire Romand, La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
03.03.2018 | Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Switzerland
04.03.2018 | Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Switzerland
06.03.2018 | Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Switzerland
28.02 2018 | Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
27.02.2018 | C-Mine Cultuurcentrum, Genk, Belgium
24.02.2018 | Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
22.02.2018 | Monty, Antwerpen, Belgium
14.10.2017 | Jaffa.
12.10.2017 | El-Hakawati, Jerusalem
26.02.2017 | Ramallah
11.02.2017 | Al-Midan Theatre, Haifa
10.02.2017 | Al-Midan Theatre, Haifa
04.02.2017 | El-Hakawati, Jerusalem
03.02.2017 | El-Hakawati, Jerusalem (World Premiere)