The central aim of this project is to establish an Arabic-speaking, international artists’ collective. Its core members – the Syrian director Rafat Alzakout, Syrian author Mudar Alhaggi and Syrian actress Amal Omran – will work with artists from the Arab region to develop various interdisciplinary projects which focus on producing Arab-speaking theatre performances. The project will create comprehensive, multifaceted works of art which could include elements of drama, dance, film, music, readings and workshops. The cultural traditions, legends, and stories of the past and present in the Arabic-speaking region will comprise a significant portion of the content. Furthermore, the artists wish to investigate the cultural similarities and differences between Europe and the Arab world. The projects will be developed, rehearsed and produced at the Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim.
The artists’ collective would like to create temporary, transnational, multilingual spaces of encounter at the national and international level. The projects will go on tour together and separately in order to promote international network building. In order to maintain ties to the Arab cultural region and integrate artistic feedback into the project, the organisers will set up a second production venue at the Théâtre National Tunisien in Tunis, where Fadhel Jaibi, one of the most influential theatre artists in the Arab region, works as a director.

Curator: Rolf C. Hemke
Production management and dramaturgy: Immanuel Bartz
Stage direction: Rafat Alzakout (SY), Fadhel Jaibi (TN)
Writer: Mudar Alhaggi (SY)
Actress: Amal Omran (SY)

Additional Venues:

Co-production Tunis, Quatrième Art – Théâtre National Tunisien, Tunis: 1 Feb. 2017 – 30 Dec. 2018;
Fringe Festival, Edinburgh: 4 –27 August 2017;

  • Date

    04.10. –
    04.12.2018

    Days in the Sun

    Premiere

    Theater an der Ruhr | Mülheim an der Ruhr

    16.06.2017

    Theatre performance "Your Love is Fire"

    Theater an der Ruhr | Mühlheim

    14.06.2017

    Theatre performance "Your Love is Fire"

    Theater im Aufbau-Haus | Berlin

    10.06. –
    11.06.2017

    Your Love is Fire

    Theatre performance

    Theater im Aufbau-Haus | Berlin

    19.05.2017 –
    22.04.2018

    Theatre performance "Your Love is Fire"

    Theater an der Ruhr | Mülheim an der Ruhr

    16.05. –
    17.05.2017

    Your Love is Fire

    Theatre performance

    Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen | Recklinghausen

Con­tact

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