AND HERE I AM
SHUBBAK FESTIVAL / INTERNATIONAL TOUR
By Hassan Abdulrazzak
Based on the actor Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story, AND HERE I AM is an epic voyage of identity and self discovery.
Combining fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy, spanning both the first Palestinian intifada and the second, we follow Tobasi through his transformation from armed resistance fighter to artist, and his journey as a refugee from the West Bank to Norway and back again.
This series of tragicomic episodes is vividly brought to life by award winning writer Hassan Abdlrazzak. transporting us to the heart of the hardships, struggles and contradictions of a young Palestinian man growing up under occupation and his pursuit for the true meaning of freedom.
Based on the life and performed by Ahmed Tobasi
Producer Developing Artists,
Director Zoe Lafferty
Set Designer Sarah Beaton
Lighting Designer Andy Purve & Jess Bernberg
Sound Designer Max Pappenheim
Movement Director Lanre Malaolu
PR & Marketing Target Live
Translation Eyas Younis
Associate Producer in Palestine The Freedom Theatre
Associate Producer in Norway Sara Karoline
UK TOUR: Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, Nuffield Theatres, Southampton, Arcola Theatre, London (Shubbak Festival), The Lowry, Unity Studio Theatre, Liverpool (Liverpool Arab Arts Festival), Boat Shed Festival (Bike Shed Theatre), Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh, The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford, Corpus Playroom, Cambridge, The Cut, Halesworth, Edinburgh Festival, Arab Arts Focus, New Town Theatre
ZIMBABWE Harare International Arts Festival
EGYPT Cairo, Rawabet Theatre, D-CAF Festival
PALESTINE 30 venues across the West Bank