Produced and presented by Red Zone Theatre
Hosted by The Cockpit
Be Cautious, Beware, A Terrorist could be anywhere.
Fear. Paranoia. Vulnerability. Iraqi fugitive Kuhel Khalid invites you to discover a patchwork of his memories from Iraq, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, and how his sense of self was suddenly subverted by a new Western stigma: terrorist.
From the streets of Baghdad to a London Stage, experience a perspective rarely given voice to, through a physical performance dealing with issues of Arab Identity in the World today.
"Who are we? Who can we trust? Are things really as they seem?"
This controversial, raw play looks to challenge our assumptions about who and what a terrorist is, and how such people are created. It explores the complex relationship between terrorism and government agencies, a constant and chaotic collaboration which has resulted in the death, suffering and displacement of millions of people around the world.
Performed by a multicultural cast of new migrants and refugees, expect this highly visual play to surprise you, shock you, confuse you and leave you with more questions than you had before.
About the Company:
Red Zone Theatre was created in 2004 in Baghdad by Iraqi director, Kuhel Khalid. The name was chosen in the contrast to the “Green Zone”, the safe quarters of the city where the American Army and government officials were based. Due to its contentious name, the company was forbidden from being registered in Iraq; however, Khalid continued to use the name and performed his plays in the streets of his home country. After being forced to flee Iraq, he has now created the UK branch of Red Zone, and continues to work on his theatrical vision both in London and Iraq.
Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st February 2017 - 7:30pm
Post-Show Q&A, February 21st, with Mark Maughan
With an increasing amount of people being displaced from their countries, the discussion about refugees is becoming ever more prominent in our daily discourse. Can art and it's practice help these often voiceless people? We invite you to a post-show Q&A session with prominent figures of Refugee Arts today, to discuss their vision and the potential for their practice to empower, council or simply allow a moment of respite to some of the most vulnerable individuals in our society today.
Mark Maughan is a theatre director and maker with a special interest in developing ideas with artists from the early stages of a project, dramaturgy and international work. He is also a reader for various theatres across the UK and translates scripts from French and Spanish.
Mark is working on a new piece with writer Tim Cowbury called The Claim which mines the asylum system to expose more deep-seated problems and surreptitious prejudices in the UK.