FROM 13TH to 16TH SEPTEMBRE 2018
A fantastical one-woman journey into the land of the cedars
It all started with a pizza delivery.
A Pitta delivery, to be more exact.
Then there were the anonymous phone calls,
And then there was her.
Oh, there was also the border.
But I had to meet her.
Now how do I get there?
What if borders were just simple lines on a map? And that all we had to do in order to cross them was to walk past?
This is a story of a journey. A long, impossible, unpassable journey. About tackling barriers, whether physical, metaphorical or mental.
I’m Maya, and I was born in a place whose perception of borders is quite different, but I’m not here to talk about politics.
I’m here to pose a simple question- why can’t two people from neighbouring countries meet?
Written and performed by Maya Goldstein
Director & Dramaturg: Shir Freibach
Visual concept & Animation: Maya Goldstein
Additional Animation: Nicola Fratelli
Voice Artists: Gil Reshef, Avihud Tidhar, Amro Saleh, Callum Tilbury
Projection Mapping: Tom Powell
Lighting Design: Alex Capon
Maya is an actress, performance maker and a graphic designer originally from Tel-Aviv. She has worked as an actress in Israel in TV and theatre productions, and recently graduated with an MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths University of London. In her works she observes voyeurism as an act of affection, an expression of the individual yielding to find roots. She explores new means of technology to examine different ways in creating a narrative.
Shir is a performance maker and collaborator based in South London, with an MA in Applied Theatre from Goldsmiths University of London. Shir has spent her career working mainly as a director and dramaturg and also as a tutor and translator in Europe and the Middle-East. In the past four years, Shir has combined her work in the arts sector with a lifelong commitment to human rights activism, through participatory arts projects. [www.shirfreibach.co.uk]