Perform-Autopsy: Radio Tour

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:00
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:00
Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 21:00
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 21:00
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 20:30
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 14:00
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 21:00
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 19:00

Perform-Autopsy: Radio Tour
Zoukak Theatre Company
November – December 2020

“Perform-Autopsy” is back!

This time as an Audio Version on various radio stations and online platforms. The tour includes various talks and panel discussions with Zoukak Theatre Company and with activists and experts in the field of history, law and politics. 

As we pick up the pieces of our city and try to recover from Beirut’s explosion that took the lives of hundreds of people and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands, we choose to tour “Perform-Autopsy”. We choose this tour as a way to think together about what we are living through, as a way to document our collective memory, making sure not to forget.

From 1975, the beginning of the civil war, and until today, many horrendous crimes were committed against the people living in this country. The implementation of the 1991 general amnesty law that forgave all the crimes committed during the war, installed a criminal regime of confessional leaders who have little interest in our safety and who deprived us the choice of justice and accountability.

Can we keep denying our history after what happened? Can we still argue over who is the martyr and who is the criminal? Can we still choose to forget what was done after seeing what we have lost? 



"Perform-Autopsy" is a theater performance that puts history on the table of autopsy, questioning the individual and common responsibility towards past events that didn't pass unnoticed.

This performance gives the audience a chance to participate in a process of writing the unwritten history of Lebanon, relying on the popular memory of Lebanese people through the details, a memory which might be the only narrator of history.

“Perform-Autopsy” was produced by Zoukak in 2012 after a long cycle of research around Lebanese history, and specifically the unwritten and long argued-over history of the civil war.



Directed by: Hashem Adnan and Omar Abi Azar
Performed by: Lamia Abi Azar, Omar Abi Azar, Hashem Adnan, Danya Hammoud, Junaid Sarieddeen, Maya Zbib
Written and Devised by: the group
Scenography by: Richardo Clementi
Sound engineer: George Abou Zeid


About the Audio Version
The Audio version was recorded in July 2020 at studio One Hertz, Beirut.
Sound Engineer: Jawad Chaaban.
Performers: Lamia Abi Azar, Omar Abi Azar and Junaid Sarieddeen, with the participation of Maya Zbib and Hashem Adnan

The production of the Audio Version and the Radio tour are supported by the European Union

The recorded theatre play was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Zoukak Theatre Company and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.


Tour dates: 
2-6 November: Zoukak’s Soundcloud
9-11 November: Radio Karantina from Beirut
13 November at 9pm Beirut time: Radyoun Radio from Tunis
16 November at 8pm Beirut time: Hammam Radio from Berlin
24 November at 2pm Beirut time: Radio al Hara from Palestine

Discussion dates: 
19 November: Hosted by Hermel Cultural Center, Lebanon (Zoom, registration only)
26 November: Hosted by Ishbilia Theatre from Saida, Lebanon (Zoom, registration only)
3 December: Hosted by Istanbouli Theatre from Tyr, Lebanon (Zoom, Registration only)
4 December: Hosted by Sada playback theatre from Tripoli, Lebanon (Zoom, registration only)
16 December: Hosted by Hammana Artist House, Lebanon

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