Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 21:00 to 22:00
Zoukak Studio , Beirut, Lebanon
Zoukak Sidewalks 2018- The Festival presents:
Theatre Performance resulting from a Workshop
former political prisoners in Syria
Sunday 11 November 2018 at 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio
Tickets: 25,000 L.L.
Tickets available at ihjoz.com and at the door
Free Entry for Migrant Domestic Workers and Students (upon Showing their Student ID), Those benefiting from the free entry are asked to show at the venue 30 minute before the start of the event
Untitled is a performance that resulted from a 12-session workshop with Lebanese former political prisoners in Syria given by Zoukak Theatre Company in collaboration with UMAM for Documentation & Research. untitled is written and performed by the participants of the workshop and led by Zoukaks's professional facilitators.
أرصفة زقاق -المهرجان ٢٠١٨ يقدّم:
عرض مسرحي ناجم عن ورشة عمل
معتقلين لبنانيين سابقين في السجون السورية
الأحد ١١ تشرين الثاني الساعة ٩:٠٠ مساءً في استديو زقاق
البطاقات: ٢٥،٠٠٠ ل.ل
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الدخول مجاني لعاملات المنازل المهاجرات وللطلاب (عند إبراز بطاقة الطالب). الرجاء من المستفدين من الدخول المجاني، الحضور الى الموقع قبل نصف ساعة على الأقل من بدء العرض.
بلا عنوان هو عرض مسرحي ناجم عن ورشة مسرحية مع معتقلين لبنانيين سابقين في السجون السورية، قامت بها فرقة زقاق بالشراكة مع مؤسسة "أمم" للتوثيق والأبحاث. العرض المسرحي من كتابة وأداء المشاركون في الورشة، وبإدارة من ميسّري فرقة زقاق.
Zoukak Theater Company, created in 2006, is a non-hierarchical structure, dedicated to theatre practice as a social and political involvement, with a belief in theatre as a space for common reflection and in collectivity as a position against marginalizing systems.
Zoukak's productions are created in series of common research raising questions around certain themes: gender -"Silk Thread" (2012), religion and power - "Lucena: Obedience Training" (2013), Lebanese history - "Perform Autopsy" (2013) and "Heavens" (2014), death and immortality - "He Who Saw Everything" (2015) and "Death Comes Through the Eyes" (2014), childhood and violence - "School Acts" (2014), "Organs Tissue and Candy Games" (2014) and "Innocent Violence" (2016), Migration - "The Battle Scene" (2015) among others… Their work has been shown in several cities in the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Africa and South Asia (MUCEM museum, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance, The New York Public Library, Ibsen Center, ITFOK, The Battersea Arts Center, The Southbank Center…).
They have been commissioned by international festivals, theatres and universities to create original work: NYUAD's Performing Arts Center, UAE; Krefeld/Monchengladbach City Theaters, Germany; Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center, University of Houston, Texas; Theaterfestival Schwindelfrei Mannheim, Williams College, Massachusetts; LIFT and The Royal Court Theatre, London among others. Zoukak members have participated in residencies, panels and given workshops and lectured at universities and in non-academic contexts, in the Middle East, Europe, the United States and Africa.
In addition to that Zoukak has been working with marginalized communities across Lebanon for the last ten years (disabled children, women victims of domestic violence, incarcerated youths, individuals affected by war, including refugees…), applying theatre on various levels. The company developed a specific approach to psychosocial interventions of drama therapy and socially engaged theatre, providing workshops and training programs to diverse groups, and devising performances in different Lebanese regions and in various contexts locally and abroad, including Calais' migrants and refugee camp, in France and in refugee camps in Serbia.
Zoukak endeavours to develop an environment of dialogue and reflection around the performing arts in Lebanon and to provide artistic development and international touring opportunities for local artists. The company produces collaborations, residencies and events with international artists in the company's studio, curating since 2013 "Zoukak Sidewalks", an international performance platform and "Focus Liban" a showcase for the diffusion of work by local emerging artists.
Zoukak is three-time AFAC award grantee, in 2012 the company received the Ibsen Scholarship award and in 2014 the Anna Lindh Foundation's Euromed Dialogue Award for social resilience and creativity.