Art Alert: Tahrir Monologues host filmed performance screening

Ahram Online, Sunday 3 Feb 2013

After putting on dozens of performances over the past two years, Tahrir Monologues showcase a professionally filmed version of their live show

Photo: Tahrir Monologues Facebook Page

The performance of the play Tahrir Monologues that was held 25 times in Cairo, Alexandria, Minya and even Geneva is now filmed, subtitled and ready to be shared with an even larger, online and offline audience. The filmed production of Tahrir Monologues is directed by Ahmed Abdalla (Director of Microphone and Heliopolis) and produced by Qabila TV.

People's stories inspired Tahrir Monologues. Everything from those told in small circles in Tahrir Square during the first 18 days of the uprising in 2011, to other emotional, intense national experiences. A group of people collected these stories after Mubarak stepped down and launched Tahrir Monologues.

"We loved those casual storytelling moments; we loved them for the hope they gave us, for what they did to remind us of what we were part of, and we loved them most of all for reminding us of what we are capable of," read the statement circulated by the Tahrir Monologues crew promoting this event.

The group takes real stories from people on the ground and at home, experiencing current events and act them out on stage, thus preserving and documenting these stories.

The screening will be hosted along with a concert by Ramy Essam, often dubbed "The Revolution's Singer."

Wednesday, 6 February, 6:30pm
Goethe Institute, 5 El-Bostan Street
Downtown, Cairo

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