THE FREEDOM THEATRE, PALESTINE
TOURING: FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, GERMANY INCLUDING SCHAUBüHNE
Fragmentary in form, with loosely connected scenes dissolving into each other, Sho Kman? is best described as a projection of the psychological impact of occupation in a densely populated area hemmed in by checkpoints. Violence in this production is all-pervasive. Not just the violence of the occupier, but the violence of the oppressed.
Sho Kman – What Else? encapsulates how young Palestinians see the world around them, exploring how the external occupation and violence turns inwards, mirroring itself in an internal form of chaos, destroying friendships, families, society and political structures. It is an intimate exploration of personal experiences, often wordless, physical representations of memories that become nightmares.
The performance takes audience members through the contradictions, circumstances and rhythms of life that forces young Palestinians to ask the question, Who are We? An important milestone in the struggle to break free from the many layers of chains that imprisons them. The final goal being freedom.
Producer The Freedom Theatre
Director Zoe Lafferty and Nabil Al Raee
Set Designer Linn Reinius, Gunnar Bergsten
Lighting Designer Mohammed Saadi and Jacob Gough
Sound Technician Ahmad Matahen
Choreographer: Micaela Miranda
Cast Alaa Shehada, Saber Abu Ashreen, Qais Sadi, Motaz Malhees, Anas Arqawi, Adel Massarwa, Mohammed Shaban, Mahmoud Khatib