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Mokhallad Rasem

"I start with the story of my own life, which I connect to certain facts since my birth in 1981 in Baghdad. Don’t expect a documentary, don’t expect commentary on political situations, but a journey through the metaphors of the Arabic language that is my mother tongue.” - Mokhallad Rasem

For 20 years now, Mokhallad Rasem has been collecting personal notations on a daily basis, jotting down images that appear to him in his dreams or impressions that strike his fancy from the world around him – during the wars in Iraq, for instance, but also while making his way through Germany as an asylum-seeker, and later as a theatre-maker.

Now he is forging these shorter or longer notes in Arabic into one long, spoken poem. As for the visuals, there is only an empty bed on a floor strewn with papers and photographs: the concise starting point for a story which invites us to reflect on life and how we look at it.

Credits

by and with

  • Mokhallad Rasem

production

  • Toneelhuis

with the support of

  • Tax Shelter maatregel v/d Belgische Federale Overheid
  • Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius

All data

  1. Wednesday 9 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  2. Thursday 10 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  3. Friday 11 October 2019 — 10U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  4. Friday 11 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  5. Saturday 12 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  6. Wednesday 16 October 2019 — 10U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  7. Wednesday 16 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  8. Thursday 17 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  9. Friday 18 October 2019 — 10U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  10. Friday 18 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  11. Saturday 19 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  12. Sunday 20 October 2019 — 15U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp Toneelhuisatelier
  13. Wednesday 23 October 2019 — 10U00 — 30CC, Leuven
  14. Wednesday 23 October 2019 — 20U00 — 30CC, Leuven
  15. Friday 22 November 2019 — de meervaart, Amsterdam
  16. Wednesday 27 November 2019 — Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag
  17. Tuesday 10 December 2019 — BOZAR, Brussel, Brussels
  18. Tuesday 21 January 2020 — Theater Kikker, Utrecht
  19. Wednesday 22 January 2020 — Theater Kikker, Utrecht
  20. Wednesday 11 March 2020 — Frascati, Amsterdam
  21. Thursday 12 March 2020 — Frascati, Amsterdam
  22. Friday 27 March 2020 — Theater De Nieuwe Vorst, Tilburg
  23. Friday 3 April 2020 — Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

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