Berlin's First Story Sofa
Storytelling and Talk |
Storytellerin Kathleen Rappolt proudly presents Berlin´s First Story Sofa at Theater o.N. Wednesday 4.12.2019 at 8pm
Performer of Berlin’s First Story Sofa is Storyteller Raffi Feghali from Beirut with his brilliant piece Peer Gynt of Bourj Hammound (50 minutes).
Peer Gynt of Bourj Hammoud is a storytelling performance that explores the theme of identity and multiple identities, especially in a world that's getting smaller and smaller. It uses real stories and combines them through an arching story; Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. The performance digs into personal stories about identity and its effect on us whoever we are.
Feghali use stories from his childhood growing up to an Arab father and Armenian mother in Bourj Hammoud. Growing up in Bourj Hammoud was like growing up in a village. Everyone knew either his mother or his father and everyone had an opinion about what he should be doing and what he shouldn't be doing.
Similarly, everyone affected and contributed to his sense of identity, unknowingly to them and to him, of course.
By exploring these questions, he revisits his perception of his identity, but Feghali more importantly mirrors such questions to a more global quest into identity.
Shown at The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival, NYU Abu Dhabi, Buffer Frings Performance Art Festival in Cyprus.
Raffi Feghali is an actor, improvisor, storyteller, and musician based in Beirut. Since 2005, he has performed in plays directed by Nidal Al-Achkar, Sahar Assaf, Lina Abyad, Nagy Souraty, Arkadiusz Zietek. In 2009, he founded Laban as a platform to train and spread improvisational theater in Lebanon, as well as its applications in civil society activism. In 2017, Raffi was introduced to storytelling in Amsterdam. Since then he started including that artform in his work and performances. From this new passion, Peer Gynt of Bourj Hammoud was born.
What can you expect?
# A Welcome-Sofa-Story by Kathleen.
# Peer Gynt of Bourj Hammoud by Raffi.
# Kathleen talks with Raffi Feghali about storytelling, his work and political situation in Lebanon.