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21-08-2008

Amnesty International UK Women's Action Network & Az Theatre present a special presentation of a reading of this play on Tuesday 9th September 2008 at 7pm.

Stateless! Homeless! Hopeless? Readings from the first play in English by a Kurdish Iraqi refugee written from his eight years as an asylum seeker.

At Amnesty International, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17 - 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA. Admission free; £5 donation requested. Bookings at www.amnesty.org.uk/events. Contact Az Theatre for more information or download the leaflet.

19-08-2008

A magical and ludicrous parable of cohabitation pours warm liquid fun on the troubled waters of the Middle East conflict.

The scene: a house inhabited and laid claim to by an Israeli General and an Arab Professor of Literature.

Their bitter and bizarre cohabitation is underscored by the earth-shattering discoveries of the General's son. Powerful cosmic and regional consequences are unleashed when the Professor's daughter turns up with the remains of her mother.

Cast includes: David Calder, Raad Rawi, Bob Goody, Elsa Mollien (all subject to availability and confirmation)

The reading will be directed by Jonathan Chadwick and produced by Caryne Chapman Clark in a collaboration between Az Theatre and Artists in Exile

7pm on Monday 15th September 2008

at The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Road London N1 8LN

(near to the intersection with Upper Street, contact details www.theoldqueenshead.com)

18-08-2008

Soulfire Theatre's production of Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca makes its first presentation at Departure Arts Centre Commercial Road in Limehouse, East London on Saturday 30th August and Sunday 31st August. Contact Az for more details.

26-05-2008

Soulfire Theatre have received a funding award to go ahead with a production of Lorca's Blood Wedding specially adapted for the British Bangladeshi community in London East End. Hussain Ismail will be the writer and Jonathan Chadwick will direct for a production which will be presented at the end of August. We are currently appointing a producer/outreach worker and are recruiting a company that will go into rehearsal at the beginning of July.

26-05-2008

We are looking for a post industrial site which has the right architectural/cultural/social/ environment. We need people interested in using the arts for regeneration, capacity building and skill development.

We have targeted the North east London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Enfield, Barnet and Harringay.

We are also looking for partners. People who are interested in the dynamic use of urban space and in cultural development.

This will be an innovative arts project centred around the production of the UK premiere of this modern European classic - THE CANNIBALS by GEORGE TABORI by an international ensemble company who will work in the space for the 2 and a half months from July through August and September of 2009.

The theme of genocide, survival and the limits of goodness are universal themes. The focus in the play on events in Auschwitz allows us to ask who are the current heirs of the holocaust. As Primo Levi said this event had made it possible to say that one could be ashamed of being human. The dimensions of the project reach out to a major human issue. We are concerned with the construction of a moral space where issues can be given voice and worked through.

It will be a hommage to this brilliant practitioner, George Tabori who died last year.

There will be an education and community programme and the use space will be collectively curated by the company.

The company will be in residence and will want to work in the space through to the presentation of the performances in early or mid September 2009.

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