When activists are forced to scatter and to connect through their mobile phones and laptops, who among them knows what is really going on? Who possesses the truth and do values change according to where they are? How do fear, imagination, ambition and lies shape the truth?
HomeWork is a play about activism versus corruption. It is about activists who never stop working, and corrupt people who never stop working as well. Every place becomes home. Activists want to change the political status of their homeland while brutal authorities drive them to change. Corruption tries to find ways to survive these changes and benefit from them.
The play tells the story of a girl who is an activist. She is stuck alone in a city she does not really know and then she meets a corrupt man. She lies all the time and he believes her. He tells the truth all the time but she does not believe him.
Written and Directed by Ziad Adwan | Dramaturgy by Mey Seifan | Performed by Gizem Akman, Eneko Sanz, Mohammed Dibo, Ilker Abay and Mustafa Alkar | Stage Design & Costume by Amer Okdeh | Music by Saleh Katbeh | Lighting Design by Ghassan Hammash | Video by Alaa Hmedy | Light & Video Operated by Rafif Akafri | Graphic Design by Sulafa Hijazi | Assistant Direction by Zee Hartmann | Production Management by Peer Stark | Producer & Artistic Director: Ghassan Hammash
HomeWork is a production by Barzakh institution in cooperation with English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center.
Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media & Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung.