Ghalia's Miles in Germany

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Ghalia's Miles in Germany
Zoukak Theatre Company

4-5 April, 7:30pm and 6 April, 9:00pm at Hamburg Schauspielhaus 
11-12 April, 8:00pm at Tak Theatre, Berlin

After its first performances in Beirut, Zoukak’s newest creation, “Ghalia’s Miles” is travelling to Germany, to be performed at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus, and Tak Theatre in Berlin. The performances come within the framework of the project “Cursed to Live in Interesting Times”, a cooperation with Suite 42 and Hamburg Schauspielhaus, and funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes.
Fleeing her family in Lebanon in the hope of building a new life in Europe, Ghalia, a pregnant teenager, 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. Borrowing elements from mythological characters and archetypal figures of women warriors and nurturers, in addition to stories inspired by 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.

Funded by the Doppelpass Fund of the Kulturstiftung Des Bundes.
Co-produced by Drosos Foundation and Théâtre des 13 vents Centre Dramatique National Montpellier 

This production was developed in the frame of the project “Cursed to Live in Interesting Times“, in cooperation with Suite 42 and Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg.
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.