written by John Rwothomack and Fidaa Zidan, developed with Alex Aron
RTP’s next production is a new work from playwright Asiimwe Deborah Kawe and actor/writers John Rwothomack (UK/Uganda) and Fidaa Zidan (Palestine). Since February 2020, Rwothomack and Zidan have been collaborating on a play that examines the relationships between their two countries, Uganda and Palestine, both having been powerfully influenced by Britain as part of its colonial empire.
A Palestinian woman has an accidental encounter with a Ugandan man in the Old City of Jerusalem, that changes the outcome of their lives. Through their intersecting lives, we delve into the history of these independent nations and cultures. LINES will premiere in NYC in 2023 after an intensive workshop at Tebere Arts Centre in Kampala, Uganda in November 2023.
THE UNRAVELING by Nushin Arbabzadah
Afghan-American playwright, Arbabzadah is writing a new family drama examining the complex impacts of American occupation on young Afghani women after the Taliban takeover in August 2021. Through a story of a family in Afghanistan that is both intimate and mythic, in the style of Greek-drama, American audiences will be challenged to think critically and empathetically about our role in the global landscape. A workshop production of this piece will take place in New York City in 2023.
A MESSAGE FROM FAR AWAY
A 2-day festival produced by Remote Theater Project in collaboration with The Walk (Good Chance, Stephen Daldry, David Lan and Tracey Seaward in association with Handspring Puppet Company).
LIVE with Little Amal
August 5, 2021
Ocean Gateway - Portland, ME
Directed and Produced by Alexandra Aron
Associate Producer: Will Blumberg
Video Design: Alex Koch
Production Manager: Jenn London
Sound Engineer: Shaughn Flynn
Video Engineer: Seifallah Salotto-Cristobal
Bottles designed and built by Frances Hildreth
Good Chance Theater's THE WALK was a four-month Public Art spectacle following the journey of Amal, a 9-year old Syrian refugee represented by a 10-foot puppet created by world-famous HandSpring Puppet Co. Amal will walk from Turkey to the U.K. starting this July and ending in November, 2021. All along the route, Amal will be welcomed by communities across Europe offering her performances and inspiration.
written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi
"Grey Rock forces its audience to face the big questions and leaves them enamored with the hope of its characters... It changed my world ... run, don't walk, to see it. It might just change your world too." Broadway World Minneapolis
“…building a rocket is also a clear allegory for making art, for creating something so extraordinary that the whole world must notice.” – Alexis Soloski, The New York Times
GREY ROCK had its premiere at La MaMa Theater in New York City in January, 2019. Starring Khalifa Natour, as Yousef the former TV repairman building a rocket to reach the moon, Grey Rock has profoundly moved audiences around the world.
Grey Rock tour 2019-20:
Melbourne International Arts Festival Oct 9-12, 2019
Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater, NYC Jan 8-19.
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Jan 23-26
Kennedy Center, DC Jan. 31- Feb 1
Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Feb 6-9