In this intimate performance ten stories of Aleppo are being told. The city resurrects in what was lived, imagined, forgotten or desired. It is the stories that preserve the bond to places that have been lost.
The project is based on ten interviews made by Mohammad Al Attar with people from Aleppo about a place in the city dear to them. Ten actors from Fribourg lend their voices to these narratives. Each story is told face to face to a single spectator at a time. Everything in this performance is grounded in the act of telling, in the necessity of speaking and listening.
Concept, text Mohammad Al Attar In collaboration with Omar Abusaada Scenography Bissane Al Charif Production manager Meret Kiderlen Voices Sadik Abdul Rahman, Marcell Shehwaro, Odai Al Zoubi Graphic design Alia Ramadan Casting Anouk Werro Assistant Charlotte Wacker Actors Pierre-Do Bourgknecht, Tomas Gonzalez, Joël Hefti, Michel Lavoie, Chloë Lombard, Nicolas Müller, Patric Reves, Vincent Rime, Joséphine de Weck, Yann Philipona Coproduction Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) Berlin, Zürcher Theaterspektakel
Presented with the support of Fonds Culturel Sud
Created thanks to a cultural promotion contribution of Encouragement du Canton de Fribourg à la Culture