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HIER & JETZT 2023 - The Gaza Mono-Logues
HIER & JETZT 2023 - The Gaza Mono-Logues

Sa., 25. Nov.



HIER & JETZT 2023 - The Gaza Mono-Logues

he Gaza Monologues are testimonies of youths from Gaza, rewritten for the stage

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Time & Location

25. Nov. 2023, 19:00 – 21:00

KUNSTTANKSTELLE OTTAKRING, Grundsteingasse 45, 1160 Wien, Austria

About the event

In colaboration with Palestinian theater group Ashtar Theater

Thirty-three young people from Gaza believed after the first war on the Gaza strip in 2010, that they have a voice other than the cries of fear and the moans of frustration. A voice that can rise higher than the drones of war and the planes that bombarded them day and night. A voice that says: “Enough!!! We deserve a world better than this, a world without fear, siege or occupation.”

The Gaza Monologues are the testimonies of these youths from Gaza, rewritten for the stage back in 2010, by Ashtar theatre youth in Ramallah, in the West Bank. Tragically, these Monologues are still accurate today. They are highlighting the horrors, hopes and resilience of the courageous Gazans to a wider audience, bringing out the voices of children and people in Gaza.

Since October 2010 to date, more than 2000 youth from around the Globe in more than 80 cities in 40 countries have presented the monologues that are translated and presented into 18 languages.

Natalie Tamar Adler-Oppenheim, a Jewish Israeli theatre educator, theatre maker, musician and activist born and based in Vienna. She teaches non-violent communication skills at schools, very strongly relying on methods from Augusto Boal´s political `Theatre of the oppressed´. Throughout her art and educational work Natalie aims at empowering and giving a stage to withheld voices. With her own voice, she sings songs of protest and of hope.

Saad Al Ghefar, A Syrian actor, standup comedian, writer and activist. Back in Damaskus, he played in Theater, Cinema, on TV and in Dubbing. Since he came to Vienna he started to do standup comedy in Arabic and in English. He had a show called "Muslim in the Church" and did a standup comedy tour around the EU preforming in Arabic. He is currently working on his new show in both languages Arabic and English titled "Modern parenting for Arabs".

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