WHAT THE DICTATOR DIDN'T SAY

Agegroup: 
Adults
Cast: 
1m

Despite massive riots and upheavals in 2011 the concept of freedom, autonomy and self-determination is not self-evident in most Middle Eastern countries. In this text the Tunisian playwright and lawyer Meriam Bousselmi, who participated in the revolt gives the floor to a disposed dictator. It is a riveting, subtly accusing and humorous monologue of reflections on themes such as manipulation, authority and freedom. As a representative for a new Arab generation of artists Bousselmi succeeds in dragging politics back into art.
The original production of Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Fundamental was selected for  the Festival d'Avignon 2015 as the jury was « overwhelmed by the quality and force of a topical text. The revolutions in the Arab world, the dictators that the Arab Spring does not always succeed in ousting, are subjects of a text that takes a hard look at the abuse of power ».