Part of ShoutOut Festival 2019
Presented by Avital Raz
In the Littlewood Theatre
A solo performance derived from a song. A politically-charged tale of a drunken one-night stand, infused with stories of growing up in the turmoil of 1980s Israel.
A nuanced exploration of the politics of division, from internal checkpoints and separation walls to gender norms.
With the escalation in violence after Trump declared Jerusalem to be the Jewish capital; questions of antisemitism in the Labour Party; rising levels of awareness of the Palestinian cause and the negative feelings towards Israel and Israelis that often accompany it — this performance feels very timely.
A work about Razʼs ethnicity, gender, racism, and the underlying fear that perpetuates it. Can we surmount divisions imposed by occupation? Can we go beyond the blame game and really see each otherʼs all too vulnerable humanity?
My Jerusalem was developed during 2019 as a WorksAhead commission with hÅb/Word of Warning/STUN + Contact in Manchester with Arts Council England's support, mentored by Peader Kirk.
About the Artist:
Avital Raz studied at The School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem, before embarking on a 20-year career as a singer/songwriter and musician. She has released seven albums of her own music and has been performing with acclaimed world music band Rafiki Jazz for three years.
Monday 14th October - 8pm
Tuesday 15th October - 7pm
Wednesday 16th October - 7pm
£10 / 8 (Conc.)
Run time: 55 mins
This show contains issues of abuse that some audience members may find triggering.
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