Meaning Making Cocktail

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 20:30 to Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 21:30

Meaning Making Cocktail  -  كوكتيل شقف بلا معنى 
Theatre Performance
By Jana Bou Matar

8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th of September at Zoukak Theatre
Doors open at: 7:30pm
Performance starts at: 8:30pm 

Tickets available through and at the door. 240,000 LBP + fees applicable
At the door: 250,000 LBP
Support ticket A: 500,000 LBP
Support ticket B: 1,000,000 LBP


Meaning Making Cocktail is the story of someone leaving a city, someone staying in the city, as the city is falling apart. The three characters are in the grip of time, ideology, sex, death, illusion, and truth, as the ‘here and now’ keeps escaping from them. They long to be each other, to kill one another, to disappear, and to failingly create themselves outside of their love.

With encounters and separations, they draw arcs and arcs of stories of love as their only way to exist to themselves, to each other, and to the audience. In this theater performance, the performers try to find themselves within the story of the collapse while history continuously writes over them. 

In the face of absurd politics, they resist to associate meaning with the prevailing narrative on this side of the world. Yet on stage, they compose condensed, suspended, and resonating moments in space and time, as they question whether we can ever exist outside of meaning, and whether we can ever exist outside of love?



Written and directed by: Jana Bou Matar

Performers: Farah Kirdy, Joe Ramia, Antonella Rizk 

Musician: Ali Sabbah 

Light Designer: Ahmad Hafez 

Stage Manager: Mhammad Swed 


This Performance was Developed within Kawalis Zoukak - The Mentorship Program 

Co-produced by: Zoukak Theater 


Sponsored by: The Three Brothers Gin, Beautiful Mind Steel
Special Thanks to: Lamia Abi Azar, Studio Laban, Khaled Omran, Ayman Jouni, Jad Bou Matar, Jalal Aldin Jabri, Bassel Sleem

Event Location: 

Zoukak Theatre

506 Corniche du Fleuve River Bridge Saloumi Building, first floor
Karantina , Beirut
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Event Category: 
In Collaboration