Theatrical performance under research By Maya Omaya Keesh and Siwar Awad
Based on texts written by Sheikha Hlewa
An experimental theatrical show that originated from the short story “A Life Made of Wood” from the collection “Al-Talbia C345” by the author Sheikha Hlewa, and continues with selected stories from the series “Give one more Summer.”
In "A Life Made of Wood" we look at the continuous attempt to satisfy within a personal and imaginary social framework. We use the deconstruction of the presented characters and track their choices and circumstances, in order to ask about the extent of the freedom of the personal decision of the human being, and the woman in particular.
On stage, the actress performs inside a closed space the is determined by a pre-planned movement, trying to perform her work in the best way, and to fully commit to the laws of the theatrical game. We place the act of trying to please in a performative laboratory through which we ask: If frames are an essential part of our identities and our need to belong - are they breakable? Is accepting the frameworks and submitting to them and surrender, or is there a possible and achievable space between the complete acceptance of the frameworks and the revolution against them?
Language: Arabic, English subtitles
Performance: Maya Omaya Keesh
artistic accompaniment: Siwar Awad
Lighting: Muhammad Shahin
Music: Khalil Al Batran
Décor: Ahmad Asaad
Production: Al Saraya Theater - Jaffa