New publication: Perform Autopsy and Heavens

Sunday, December 3, 2017

3 December 2017 / Biel – Arabic Book Fair / Beirut / Lebanon

Zoukak Theatre Company will hold the signature of their new publication (text and Audio) during the Arabic Book Fair at Biel at the stand of Dar al Farabi, on Sunday 3rd of December 2017 from 17:00 until 19:00.

As part of a project aiming to archive and publish the company’s work, this publication contains the texts of two creations: “Heavens” and “Perform Autopsy”, written and produced by Zoukak, they are the product of two years of research around the history of Lebanon and its problematic issues. “Perform Autopsy” is a theatre performance that puts history on the table of autopsy, questioning the individual and common responsibility towards past events that didn’t pass unnoticed; it premiered at Zoukak Studio in 2012 and was later performed more than 60 times in different regions and cities around Lebanon.

In “Heavens”, Zoukak came to a self-realisation as individuals. In Lebanon, we have become what we lost and we have lost what we have become. Our history has reduced us to numbers that fuel a destructive controversy. it premiered in Zoukak Studio in 2014 and was later performed more than 20 times in different regions in Lebanon and in India. In addition to the texts of the two plays, the publication contains an audio play; a recording of “Heavens”.