Documentary theatre by Amahl Khouri
in Arabic and English, with German subtitles
In her piece “SHE HE ME”, the writer and director Amahl Khouri describes the complex living situation of transsexuals and homosexuals in the Arab world. She
portrays Randa, a transsexual Algerian woman who is persecuted for LGBT
activism and flees to Sweden. Omar, a gay man, moves in hetero- and homosexual communities in
Amman and talks about expectations in Jordan’s patriarchal society. And Rok’s
story begins with his despair at not being able to tell his mother that her
daughter is now a son and ends somewhere in New Jersey.
“She He Me” is about discrimination of trans- and homosexual people and about the issue, independent of gender, of what it costs to remain faithful to yourself.
After the show on the 17th of December there will be a discussion with the audience and Leyla Jagiella (Universität Bayreuth), Rita Braaz of LeTRa e.V. and the ensemble.
Text Amahl Khouri Textdramaturgy Jocelyn Clarke Director Amahl Khouri Stage Design Sina Gentsch Costume Mohamad Alhamod Directors assistence Anna Prucker With Donia Massoud, Nour Alhusseini, Mouawia Saleh Surtitles Katharina Fucker, Scherief Ukkeh
Part of OPEN BORDER ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL