Reading: Ecdysis

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 15:30 to 16:00

Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:

Ecdysis
Reading - part of Zoukak's Theatre Mentorship Program 
Line Itani
Sunday the 11 of November 2018 at 3:00 p.m at the Biel Dome, Furn el Chebbak

Entrance by Invitation only

Synopsis
The Man is a foetus, his three daughters and concubines take care of his health in an attempt to keep him alive. In exchange, they shed his skin to decorate their home.
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Touched bodies realise their own skin. That which separates us is clear.
Protective layers are reinforced. Second skins develop, attempting to make up for that which was wasted. Puss is driven out. Moulting starts.
After ecdysis, an empty exuviae is left behind for the hungry.

Credits
Written and Directed by Line Itani
Devised by Line Itani, Mohamad Yassine, Natalie Maalouf, Mada Harb, Yara Amache
Performed by Natalie Maalouf, Mada Harb, Yara Amache
Stage Manager: Tatiana Mourad
Scenography: Youssef Itani
Material & Prop Design: Ghyda Kanaan
Lighting Design: Line Itani
Sound Design: Karl Bou-Rjeily
Poster Design: Ali Zoghdani
Supported by Zoukak Theater Company within the Zoukak Theatre Mentorship Program and Production Support grant

Artist's Biography
Line Itani graduated from the Lebanese American University with a bachelor’s degree in audio-visual studies. Her senior film Brine (أُجاج) won the Best Short Film award at the 24th European Film Festival in Beirut as part of the Lebanese Students' Short Films category. She has also directed a physical performance, presented during Masrah al-Madina's Mishkal Festival in 2016.
In her endeavour, she is interested in experimenting with space, elements, and human characteristics, whether in fiction or reality, in an attempt to dramatize situations into images. 

Zoukak Sidewalks – The festival 2018 is supported by: Drosos Foundation, AFAC – Arab Fund for Art and Culture, the Sundance Institute, the Goethe Institute, the British Council, the French Institute – Paris, the French Institute – Lebanon, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Beirut Office, Salon Du Livre Francophone.

Event Location: 

French Institute

Damas street - Espace des Lettres
Beirut
Lebanon
Event Type: 
Play
Event Category: 
Sidewalks

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