Director’s notes –
“No two fingers of a hand are alike”, says an old Arab saw. It’s a fitting description of the peoples’ uprisings that have shaken the foundations of the Arab region over the last two years; uprisings which, for all of their overlapping in time and circumstance, are as varied as the names of the countries where they took hold- Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Syria…
A series of short scenes exploring the themes of violence and desire in the contemporary Arab world. Written as a series of mocking, visceral and poetic monologues capturing the voices of individuals caught in the convulsions of change.
Written & Directed by Sulayman Al Bassam
Set & Costume Design by Sam Collins
Compostion & Sound Design by Lewis Gibson
Dramaturgy by Georgina Van Welie
World Premiere at the York Theatre, Sydney, Australia as part of the Sydney Festival, 2013