"Perform-autopsy" is the english title of "Mashrah Watani".
"Mashrah" is the morgue in which the Autopsy of bodies, machines, old writings... and maybe thoughts, takes place.
"Watani" is what pretends to belong to or is produced in a specific country, like Lebanon for instance.
"Perform-Autopsy" is a theater performance that puts history on the table of autopsy, questioning the individual and common responsibility towards past events that didn't pass unnoticed.
This performance gives the audience a chance to participate in a process of writing the unwritten history of Lebanon, relying on the popular memory of Lebanese people through the details, a memory which might be the only narrator of history.
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Since October 2012, "Perform Autopsy" has toured in more than 20 different locations across Lebanon.
Directed by: Hashem Adnan and Omar Abi Azar
Written and performed by: Lamia Abi Azar, Omar Abi Azar, Hashem Adnan, Danya Hammoud, Junaid Sariedeen, Maya Zbib.
Scenography & light design by: Kobayashi
Sound engineer: George Abou Zeid
Co-produced by: Zoukak
In partnership with: SDC & War Child Holland, funded by Liberty Foundation and the Swiss Embassy