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Dagboek van een leeg bed

مذكرات السرير الفارغ

Mokhallad Rasem

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"The starting point is the story of my own life, shich began in Baghdad and brought me to Belgium. But I'm not doing a documentary about my life and I don't comment on political situations. I'm making a journey through the metaphors of the Arabic language, which is my mother tongue." - Mokhallad Rasem 

For twenty years, Mokhallad Rasem has built up a collection of personal notes on a daily basis, jotting down images that appear to him in his dreams, memories that rise to the surface and 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 to Belgium as an asylum-seeker and later as a theatre maker. 

Now between an empty bed and a box full of memories, Mokhallad Rasem first expresses deep thoughts and intense emotions, then comes up with tranquil observations and surprising fantasies. And all of this in Arabic, his native language, for the first time. 

Dagboek van een leeg bed (Diary of an Empty Bed) is a poetic invitation to think about the passage of time, about distanceand intimacy, about having to say farewell and start all over again. 
 

تدور احداث المسرحية حول شخص يكتب الذكريات،الأحلام،الخيال.

"Dagboek van een leeg bed (Diary of an empty bed) has enough of that subtle poetry to move you. ‘He searches among the rubble of history for something that glows’, says Rasem half-way through. ‘He’ is the fear that beleaguers Iraq, but it could just as well be the theatre-maker himself. With this play he delivers an intimate gem for a violence-filled world."

"Dagboek van een leeg bed  (Diary of an empty bed) is an intimate, poetic narrative in word, image and soundd that is both personal and universal."

Credits

by and with

  • Mokhallad Rasem

production

  • Toneelhuis

All data

  1. Friday 22 November 2019 — de meervaart, Amsterdam
  2. Wednesday 27 November 2019 — Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag
  3. Tuesday 10 December 2019 — 12U40 — BOZAR, Brussel, Brussels
  4. Tuesday 21 January 2020 — Theater Kikker, Utrecht
  5. Wednesday 22 January 2020 — Theater Kikker, Utrecht
  6. Wednesday 11 March 2020 — Frascati, Amsterdam
  7. Thursday 12 March 2020 — Frascati, Amsterdam
  8. Friday 27 March 2020 — 20U30 — Theater De Nieuwe Vorst, Tilburg
  9. Friday 3 April 2020 — Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
  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 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  4. Saturday 12 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  5. Wednesday 16 October 2019 — 10U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  6. Wednesday 16 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  7. Thursday 17 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  8. Friday 18 October 2019 — 10U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  9. Friday 18 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  10. Saturday 19 October 2019 — 20U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  11. Sunday 20 October 2019 — 15U00 — V36, De Vrièrestraat 36, Antwerp
  12. Wednesday 23 October 2019 — 10U30 — 30CC, Leuven
  13. Wednesday 23 October 2019 — 20U00 — 30CC, Leuven

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