The unfinished Show of Pain and Joy
A vast stage inhabited by a group of people: A writer, a composer, a painter and a narrator. They all serve the oracle in the centre of the room. Three travelers arrive on the scene. All occupied with their own concerns. All coming from their very personal experience of isolation. Will the oracle be able to help them? Will it provide answers to their questions? And will it show them, who they really are?
Seven performers, three languages, and some pains and joys – boat people projekt, Collective Ma'louba and kainkollektiv invite you to a theatre journey of voiceless singers, torn actors and non-performers.
The project was developed over a period of 12 months in collaboration between the three collectives and a diverse group of theater makers from Syria and Germany.
A polyphonic streaming performance in Arabic, English and German. The Online-Premiere will be presented for free on the 9th of April 2021at 8 pm on the YouTube channel of vier.ruhr. A suitable subtitle will be provided for each language.
The starting point of the project was the radio piece "OVERDOSE" by Mudar Alhaggi and Wael Kadour.
Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Federal Cultural Foundation. As part of NEUE WEGE by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in cooperation with the North Rhine-Westphalia KULTURsekretariat and with funds from the federal theater prize 2019. //