[Two] Thousand [Twenty] and One Night
- Deeb Elqumssan, Mohamed Bakr, Alia Sadek, Gaza and Film Riss Theater, Berlin
- Duration 90 minutes
in German, English, Arabic and fantasy language
- Individual ticket €5,00 | Solidarity ticket €10,00
Live stream / Impro theatre with objects
In this multimedia object theatre, the narrative unfolds between artists in Berlin and the Gaza Strip at the same time and connects them to the audience who we invite to inspire our story cosmos already one week before the show takes place.
we miss you, we miss your presence, so please take a moment and send us a photo of an item in your kitchen that you've been annoyed about recenctly, or a sentence from your favourite book.
We are looking forward to your submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Our project is inspired by the character of Sheherazade from »A Thousand and One Nights« who was able to delay her death sentence by continuing to narrate stories night after night. Only when her narrations keep the traumatized and women-hating sultan under their spell, will she survive. Can she proof literature to be a life support measure and thus ›of systemic importance‹? Or will she lose her head on the scaffold (or by a coffee squeezer or a garlic press)? Not only the sultan, but also the audience decides whether she may continue narrating her tales: with and without words, in English, German, Arabic, and fantasy language, with music, and above all via moving images and objects. On a miniature object theatre stage and simultaneously on a projection screen, artists from the Gaza Strip and from Berlin perform live theatre across borders.
You can find further information on the schedule and ticketing of our live streams here (in German).
A Co-Production with the Goethe-Institut (International Coproduction Fund)
Actors in Berlin
Kerstin Kaernbach, Miriam Sachs, Fidaa ALzaanin, Andrea Mincione, Emre Birismen (Live editing)
Actors in Gaza
Deeb Elqumssan, Mohamed Bakr, Alia Sadek
A collaboration of
FILM RISS THEATER, Schaubude Berlin, Ro'ya Association, Gaza
Goethe-Institut Koproduktionsfonds, Neustart Kultur, Demokratie leben!