Silk Thread: Reading, Discussion, Book Signing

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30

Silk Thread: Reading, Discussion, Book Signing

Zoukak Theatre Company

7 July at 7:00pm

Ettijahat rooftop, Vendome Stairs, Beirut


A reading of the play “Silk Thread” by Zoukak Theare Company, followed by a discussion with the artistic team around the topics tackled in the play which questions the imperatives centered around gender dynamic. The event concludes with the launching and signing of the book “silk Thread”.


About Silk Thread:

"Silk Thread" investigates inherited social structures that define and shape gender stereotypes as identified through local mythologies, fairy tales, modern legends, contemporary stories and actual events. The text invites the audience to witness acts and listen to stories drawing a fine line between the real and the imaginary. The fantasy of the tales and the violence of actuality converge to form one image, bringing our collective unconscious up close and aiming to reshuffle references and question certainties around gender dynamics. Through a re-appropriation of orally transmitted tales, interwoven with original texts, the performers will lead the audience throughout this reading, across a panorama of characters borrowed from various archetypes of the male and female normative identities that reveal themselves through fiction and in reality.



Directed by: Maya Zbib
Written and devised by: Lamia Abi Azar, Omar Abi Azar, Hashem Adnan, Danya Hammoud, Junaid Sarrieddeen, and Maya Zbib
Reading performed by: Lamia Abi Azar, Hashem Adnan, Junaid Sarrieddeen, and Maya Zbib


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