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BABA, COME TO ME

Farah Barqawi (Palestine)

08.11. 15:00 – 17:00

09.11. 12:00 – 14:00

Studiobühne der Theaterwissenschaft München

entrance € 7,00 | reduced € 5,00

This performance will be shown in a block with COMMISSION CONTINUA, TUBUHDANG TUBUHDUT and STEPS. There is no admission between the pieces, the ticket is valid for the whole block.

Arabic with English supertitles

  • Alternative Sitz- und Liegemöglichkeiten
  • Rollstuhlgerecht
  • Induktive Höranlage

Farah Barqawi is investigating her relationship with her father. Digging in old cassette recordings, she tries to understand his feelings and behavior towards her as a female; a child who inevitably grows up to become a woman. This performance is a search for reconciliation; an attempt to comprehend the incomprehensible: the love-hate relationship, the opposing choices, the continuous heaviness of a shattered Palestinian family, and the fortress her father built around his feelings.

#Performance  #Generations in Exchange  #Storytelling  #Feminism 

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Cast

Written and performed by Farah Barqawi English Translation Zainab Magdy

Biography

Farah Barqawi is a Palestinian writer, performer, translator, editor, and a feminist activist. She was born in Damascus, and currently lives in Cairo. In between, she lived in Gaza, Dubai, Chicago, and Beirut. She writes poetry, prose, and articles mainly in Arabic. She has published literary pieces in print editions such as Closet Writers, If Not for that Wall, and And We Chose Everything. She co-leads the Wiki Gender project; a participatory feminist open Wiki in the field of gender, feminism, and women’s issues in Arabic. She also co-founded the The uprising of the women in the Arab World; a free secular platform that campaigns for women's rights in the Arab countries. In 2018, Farah Barqawi wrote and produced her first solo performance BABA, COME TO ME, and performed it so far in different festivals in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Netherlands.

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Production and realization

Realization in co-operation with Goethe-Institut