Dramaturgy: performance politicized
with Hashem Adnan
What is the workshop about?
The workshop will explore the political dimension lying behind every aspect of performance creation, looking at the political within theater works as well as the politics around making theater here today. We will unpack the meanings of every word, action, gesture, image and space within our creations, keeping in mind several questions: How do we create, negotiate and produce collectively? What kinds of relations do we create with our audiences? What is the role of funding in shaping our work? Why do we do what we do?
What is the approach
We will discover how dramaturgical practices relate to the specific contexts within which work is produced, through exercises that take text, action, composition, image and gesture as points of departure.
The workshop will explore dramaturgy as political action through
1-the analysis of texts, audio or video pieces
2-communal reflection and debate
3- creative exercises, looking at the relations between writing, acting, directing, producing and attending.
What is the objective of the workshop
The workshop aims to heighten the political sensitivity of participants, and put them in an aware position towards the meanings they create and present within artistic work.
About Hashem Adnan
Hashem Adnan is a searching body and soul. He came to this planet in1984, landed in Lebanon and loved the 80ies despite all its traumas.
Hashem is a director, playwright, actor and organizer based in Beirut. He acuariid his BA in acting and directing from the Lebanese University in 2006.
From 2009 to 2018, working with the Zoukak Theater Company, he has taken part in staging over 15 performances, alternating roles between performer, writer and director. His solo works take the form of site-specific performances like The Voicer (2017), and Erase This Face Off You (2008), using the public space to experiment new forms of performance with voice, sound and video. Due to his particular interest in his local language, he collaborates with Marwan Bizri, a very dear friend and admired Guru, creating OH to End in 2019, a collective installation and theatre performance based on the four short dramatics by Samuel Becket translated to the Lebanese vernacular by Marwan.
Currently he is working on a theatre argumentation against the Kafala system in Lebanon titled The Black Hole, in partnership with the Legal Agenda and commissioned by the ILO.
Dates & Times
Dates & Times:
30 June 10:00 - 13:00
01 July 10:00 - 13:00
02 July 10:00 - 13:00