Reading: Ghalia's Miles

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 15:30 to 16:15

Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:

Ghalia’s Miles
By Zoukak Theater Company
Saturday 10 of November at 3:30 p.m. at Université Saint Joseph, Beirut

Free Entry
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Fleeing her family in Lebanon in the hope of building a new life in Europe, Ghalia makes an extraordinary journey through the Arab World. On her way she encounters several women who guide her, and she sacrifices almost everything she has to make the crossing. Burrowing elements from mythological characters and archetypal figures of women warriors and nurturers, in addition to stories inspired from real women who were active in the upheavals of the Arab World, the play attempts to draw the changing map of our region through the innocent and feisty eyes of Ghalia and the strong women she meets. Ghalia slowly becomes the representation of the youth’s ability to adapt to the changing and harsh environments of our world today.

Ghalia’s Miles was written by Maya Zbib and first developed on a "New Writing for Theatre" Project with the Royal Court Theatre and the British Council between 2014-2016. It was given a staged reading as part of ‘Told From The Inside: New Plays from Lebanon and Syria’ at the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs in June 2016 and at the Edinburgh International Festival's 'New and Now' in August 2017 translated by Katharine Halls and directed by Lucy Morrison.

Written by Maya Zbib
Directed by Omar Abi Azar
Read by Lamia Abi Azar, Junaid Sarieddeen, Raeda Taha, Rym Mroueh, Maya Zbib
Assistant Director: Sari Shrayteh
Translation to English: Katharine Halls

In the frame of the project "Cursed to Live in Interesting Times", in cooperation with suite42 and Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. Funded by the Fonds Doppelpass.

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.

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Université Saint-Joseph - Institut d'Etudes Scéniques Audiovisuelles et Cinématographiques

Damas Street Human Sciences Campus
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