Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:
Written by Anonymous Woman
Performed by Fouad Yammine on Wednesday 31 October at 9:00 pm
and by Joe Kodeih on 1 November at 9:00 pm
Zoukak Studio, Beirut
Tickets are available through ihjoz.com and at the door
Book for the performance with Fouad Yammine: https://ihjoz.com/events/3613
Book for the performance with Joe Kodeih: https://ihjoz.com/events/3680
Tickets: 25,000 L.L.
Free Entry for students (upon presenting their Student ID), unemployed citizens, migrant domestic workers and people working in the artistic field (artists, technicians, administrators...). Those benefiting from the free entry are asked to show at the venue 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Performance language: Arabic
Manwatching is a funny, frank, and occasionally explicit insight into heterosexual female desire, read out loud by a man. The show begins with a male comedian being given a script they have never seen before. They read the script out loud, sight unseen, in front of an audience. This is a show about what one woman thinks about when she thinks about sex with men.
The show had a run at The Royal Court and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which included some of the most popular male comedians in the UK right now.
“So I think it’s fair to say that most women almost definitely do masturbate. We just wait to discuss it until we’re in an oddly anonymous but public situation like this one.”
Written by Anonymous Woman
Performed by Fouad Yammine
The Anonymous Woman’s work includes a lot of stuff that can’t be disclosed as she chooses to remain anonymous.
Fouad Yammine, a Lebanese Actor, director, writer and producer working in TV, Cinema and theatre since 2003.. He featured in 14 Lebanese feature films including Nadine Labaki’s “where do we go now”, Ziad Doueiry’s “The insult”, Mir-Jean bou Chaaya’s “very big shot” and many more. He participated in more then 30 professional theatre plays and acted in many short movies and TV ADs. He featured in many Lebanese Tv series and hosted various number of TV shows like the satirical hit “chiNN”. He is currently working on various Projects and shows as a writer, director and executive producer.
Joe Kodeih is a writer, actor and director. He wrote and directed dozens of plays and was the first writer and director from the Arab world to perform on an Off-Broadway stage at Lamama ETC in 2003 with a play titled The Middle Beast. The play was acclaimed by the audience and rerunned at Monnot theater in Beirut in 2008, when the writer received many threats for its content. Joe's plays were performed all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa. One of his plays "Son prénom malgre lui" was published at Lansman editions in Belgium.
Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 – the Festival is supported by Drosos foundation, AFAC – Arab Fund for Culture and Art, the Sundance Institute, the Goethe Institute, the British Council, the French Institute – Paris, the French Institute – Lebanon.