TERDAD FESTIVAL - He Who Saw Everything

Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00

He Who Saw Everything
Reading of a play
by Zoukak Theatre Company

Vendome Stairs, Mar Mikhael, Beirut

"He Who Saw Everything", is a theater investigation on death, the value of life and new forms of quests for immortality in contemporary societies. The performance originates from a need to address currently emerging paradigms, which are defining our relationships to human life and the new values attached to the body. As theater makers, death is predominant in our work as it allows us to mirror and question the world we live in. Being from a part of the world where people are constantly experiencing a “heightened form of feeling and living”, since the possibility of violent death is imminent; the question of immortality is ever-present. At an age when mass death is used as a tool of media leverage between fighting factions, has the simple non-heroic or non-epic death of the individual been demystified?

The team:
Directed by: Omar Abi Azar and Maya Zbib
Devised by: Lamia Abi Azar, Omar Abi Azar, Hashem Adnan, Chrystèle Khodr, Junaid Sarieddeen, Maya Zbib and Nathalie Harb
Performed by: Lamia Abi Azar, Hashem Adnan, Christèle Khodr, Junaid Sarieddeen and Maya Zbib
Live music: Hadi Deaibes
Technical director: Nadim Deaibes


Created by UNESCO under “Li Beirut”

#TERDAD festival: 3 days of public art shows for the revival of cultural life in #Beirut. TERDAD program is a joint effort of Metropolis Art Cinema, Zoukak Theatre Company and Cultural Association, Maqamat, Irtijal Festival, and Samandal Comics.

For the full program, visit www.terdad.com


#TERDAD festival is funded by:
The Government of Iceland, the Government of Kuwait and #UNESCO's Heritage Emergency Fund, which we thank its donors: the Qatar Fund for Development, the Kingdom of Norway, the Government of Canada, ANA Holdings INC., the Principality of Monaco, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Estonia, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Slovak Republic, the Principality of Andorra, and the Republic of Serbia.

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