LECTURE: Theatre in the Alleys of Crisis

Saturday, September 17, 2016

TBA Festival
PICA, Portland, Oregan, USA
17 Sept 17, 4:00 PM 

Junaid Sarieddeen will give a lecture at TBA festival, tackling the relationship of theatre to crisis, based on the experience of Zoukak. Junaid will position Zoukak as a case study to illuminate the broader landscape of art and politics in Lebanon, sharing the origins of the company as a platform for contemporary performance and vehicle for social change. He will discuss Zoukak’s emphasis on creative process over outcomes, and the value of collectivity, collaborative methodologies, horizontal participation, and multiplicities of expression as unexpected approaches to theatre-making. In turn, he will share techniques of theatre in the psychosocial field, including work with populations affected by war, violence, and extreme displacement and marginalization in Lebanon and beyond. 
Junaid will be taking part in the TBA festival along with Lebanese Choreographer Ali Chahrour. Sarieddeen is dramaturge for Ali Chahrour’s Leila’s Death, part of this year’s TBA Festival, which will be performed on the 15th and 16th of September at 6:30 pm in the Winningstad Theatre (PORTLAND’5),  followed by a two performances in Montreal, Canada.

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