Art Alert: Playback theatre at Cairo’s Gramophone

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Jul 2017

Khoyout Troupe will transform stories form the audience into improvised theatre on the spot

Khoyout Troupe (Photo: Part of promotional material for the event)

Khoyout Troupe will lead a playback-theatre evening at Cairo’s Gramophone on 14 July.

Playback theatre is an improvisational, interactive form of theatre based on real stories and personal anecdotes provided by the audience at the event.

Every performance is unique and spontaneous, and the troupe promises to “honor and re-enact [the stories] without exaggeration, without additions, and without judgement".

“We create a safe space where you can share a story from your life or even how you are feeling in the moment and we in turn play back your story through performance and music,” the troupe says in the event description.

Khoyout Troupe consists of eight people -- Rana, Rasha, Sarah, Nadine, Heba, Khaled, Amr and Mahmoud -- who share a passion for theatre and communal art.

Gramophone is an arts and culture community center that opened last year to host workshops, performances and exhibitions.

To book, call: 01014685685

Friday, 14 July at 7.30pm
Gramophone, #6 Street 200, Degla, Maadi, Cairo


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