Während ich wartete

Omar Abusaada | Syria


A young man in Damascus was beaten into a coma under mysterious circumstances. This story serves the director as the starting point for a new theatre work: Over a period of one year, Taim lies in a coma observing the changes in his environment. His family continues to struggle with the dramatic death of his father, and this latest blow is crippling. Witness statements and family members as well as Taim’s imaginary thoughts create a collage for the state of Syria’s political climate, caught somewhere between life and death, hope and despair, surrender and fighting it out. The coma becomes the ultimate message to the regime; the subconscious mind a means of resistance against oppressive forces.


Regie Omar Abusaada | Text Mohammad Al Attar | Mit Amal Omran, Mohammad Alarashi, Nanda Mohammad, Mouiad Roumieh, Mohamad Al Refai, Reham Kassar | Szenografie Bissane Al Charif | Licht Hasan Albalkhi, Abdulhamid Kalifeh | Video Reem Al Ghazzi | Musik Samer Saem Eldahr (Hello Psychaleppo) | Technische Leitung Camille Mauplot | Produktionsleitung Henri Jules Julien


Produktion: Festival d’Avignon, Napoli Teatro Festival, AFAC (Arab Fund for Art and Culture), Pôle Arts de la scène – Friche La Belle de Mai Marseille, Theater Spektakel Zürich, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Vooruit Gent, La Bâtie Festival de Genève, Les Bancs publics / Les Rencontres à l’échelle Marseille, Festival d’Automne à Paris. | Mit Unterstützung von: La Criée Marseille, Le Tarmac Paris , Thanks to Royal Court Theatre for the English translation


Das Gastspiel findet in Kooperation mit dem Zürcher Theater Spektakel und La Bâtie – Festival de Genève statt.