Zoukak Theatre Mentorship Program: Presentation of works-in-progress
Six months after the launch of Zoukak’s Theatre Mentorship Program and Production Support Grant, the two artists selected for the program, Line Itani and Lena Osseyran, are in the midst of developing their theatre productions with the guidance of Zoukak’s team of mentors. The two productions will be performed this month for the first time as works-in-progress. Work will then continue until November 2018, when the performances will be presented as completed works.
Ecdysis (working title)
Tuesday 19 June at 8:30pm, Zoukak Studio, Beirut.
Constituting the main structural element of his tent, The Man stands as a pillar. His three Guests, at once daughters and concubines, cater to his needs and desires in devotion. In exchange, they shed his skin to reinforce the outer layer of the tent that houses them, until one of the Guests breaks an infrangible rule and troubles the peace of the exuviae.
Written and Directed by: Line Itani
Devised by: Line Itani, Mohamad Yassine, Natalie Maalouf, Mada Harb, Yara Amache
Performed by: Mohamad Yassine, Natalie Maalouf, Mada Harb, Yara Amache
Stage Manager: Rachid Hneine
Scenography: Youssef Itani
Material & Prop Designer: Ghyda Kanaan
Scenography Assistant: Tatiana Mourad
Lighting Designer: Line Itani
Assistant Lighting Designer: Adam Jammal
Poster Designer: Ali Zoghdani
Supported by: Zoukak Theater Company within the Zoukak Theatre Mentorship Program and Production Support grant
Wednesday 27 June at 8:30pm, Zoukak Studio, Beirut.
A kid with his toy remembers his dead father in a dark room. The scale is an illusion. Humans feel conflicts. Nothing is real. A dream of a destructive mother absorbs all humanity. There is no story in phantasmagorical places, where history meets myth. Heiner Müller’s text evokes drowned internal and social forms of the monstrosity of our contemporary history.
Text by: Heiner Muller
Adaptation by: Lena Osseyran
Performed by: Dana Mikhael, Nivine Kallas, Riwa Houssami, Mohamed Al Mufti, Zakaria Kaakour
Music and Sound Designer: Georges Tabatadze
Director of Photography: Tony Hatem
Stage Manager: Serouj Hovsepian
Video Editing: Elie Salemeh
Supported by The Lebanese University and Zoukak Theatre Company