Kammer 3

SHE HE ME

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

Premiere on 17. December 2016