Heavens - Broadcast on Howlround and Panel discussion

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 20:00

“Heavens” - Audio Version
Broadcast followed by Panel Discussion
With Junaid Sarieddeen, Maya Zbib and Chris Thorpe

Monday July 20th at 8pm Beirut time on Howlround.com

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Performance in Arabic subtitled in English
Panel discussion in English

The audio version of "Heavens" will be broadcasted on Howlround as part of GLOD sessions organised by BEZNA Theatre Company, a series of performances and discussions about political theatre. The broadcast of Heavens will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Nicco Vacari, founder of BEZNA theatre company, with British playwright Chris Thorpe and Zoukak founding members Junaid Sariedeen (Theatre director, actor and dramaturge) and Maya Zbib ( theatre writer, actor and director).

The panelists will discuss the problematic raised within the play, addressing the individual’s relationship and responsibility towards major events in history, covering questions about the relation between theatre, history and collective memory, as well as Zoukak's methodology of work within the political theatre context. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session, open to the public.
‘’Heavens’’ was created by Zoukak Theatre Company in 2014, as a result of a two-year cycle of research around Lebanon’s history. The play is performed by a chorus of women and addresses the subject of loss, the absence and presence of individuals in relation to historical events, and what remains in the personal and collective memory/ies of citizens. 

In this work, we come to a self-realization as individuals. We have become what we lost and we have lost what we have become. Our history has reduced us to numbers that fuel a destructive controversy. We challenge that which paralyses us and denies us a future. Between the here and the there, the now and the then, recollecting our memories and our losses. On stage, we stand so we could see, we speak so we could hear, we tell our stories so we could realize ourselves."

Directed by Junaid Sariedden and Omar Abi Azar, performed by Lamia Abi Azar, Danya Hammoud and Maya Zbib, devised and written collectively with the participation of Hashem Adnan. The group collaborated with Abraham Zeitoun on Scenography and Rayya Morcos on costume design, as well as Maya Chami on poster design.
This audio version of "Heavens" was recorded by Jawad Chaaban at One Hertz Studio.

Hosted by Howlround Theatre Commons | Coordinated by BÉZNĂ Theatre

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