"It feels like we are in a circle
we play there, but the
questions are outside the circle
and we cannot even see them."
The integration school, the night bars, the football court, the family. The YouTube videos, the porn websites, the double MAN FOOD cheeseburgers. Hollywood, religion, language; brutality dominates everywhere.
The performance is a work-in-progress presentation of the mini project masculinity in crisis and focuses on redefining the masculinity concept, through collaborative theater. How does complying to the social prescriptions regarding our gender socialization affect our authentic identity development? How does following the dominant cultures transform us into social marionettes, totally disorientated from ourselves? And then, what’s the “meta” term of masculinity in a theatrical context? How do power relations and manly strict hierarchy structures apply on stage?
Young people struggling to find their personal language in a chaotic manly vocabulary. The themes are based on real, post-immigrant stories of masculine cruelty on stage and in real life.
Project manager and director: Elias Adam
On stage: Omar Mohamad, Waffaa Almonayer, Majd Assassa and Elias Adam
Participants during the text development phase: Omar, Waffaa, Majd Hamza, Ismail, Roberto, Mirela, Stavros
Text development: the team
Dramaturgy: Sebastian Brohn
Production: Teresa Künstler
Supported by “START – Create Cultural Change”, a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, conducted in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki and the German Association of Sociocultural Centers, supported by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and the Bodossaki Foundation.