Hammana Artist House is pleased to present AL BEYT written by Arze Khodr and directed by Caroline Hatem. Language Lebanese Arabic | Duration 1h20 min

November 25th, 2017, 7 PM


Nadia, Rim and Nabil lose their mother and are reunited in the family house in Beirut. Nadia, the elderly, wants to remain where she was born and raised, and begs her sister to move in with her. Rim on anther hand, can’t bear the idea of returning to a place she’s run away from 10 years earlier. Heavy childhood memories, traces of war, a difficult kinship incite her to take a brutal decision. Dark comedy or family drama, Al Beyt (“The House”) is a shout of freedom against tumbling walls.


Caroline Hatem (director) | Arze Khodr (author) |Yara Abou Haidar (actor) | Jessy Khalil (actor) | Tarek Yaacoub (actor) |Light designer: Rayan Nihawi | Sound designer & Music composition: Rabih Gebeile | Costumes: Yara Abou Haidar | Stage Manager: Riwa Houssami | Poster designed by Karine Wehbe

ARZE KHODR (Author) graduated in Theatre Studies from the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut in 1999. AL BEYT, her first play, written within the Royal Shakespeare Company writing residency, was translated and published in Arabic, English and French, and presented in staged reading events in London (2008), Marseille, Tunis (2009) and New York (2010). It was also translated into German and performed in the Tubingen Theatre in Germany over two seasons in 2014 and 2015. Arze has also written "Beirut-Masnaa" (short play) that was presented at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2011 within stage readings around the Arab Spring. Her second play "Sometimes we remember" has also participated in the International Writing Festival in London in 2016.

CAROLINE HATEM (Director) is an actor, dancer and writer. She teaches dance and movement for actors at the Lebanese University’s Theatre Department and at the Art & Movement Dance School. She earned a Philosophy Masters’ degree from Paris 8 and underwent and academic and practical training in dance and theatre in the USA (University of Arizona, Lee Strasberg Institute) and France (RIDC Paris). She has performed in numerous movies, plays and dance performances in the USA and in Lebanon. Caroline is co-founder of YAZAN, a multidisciplinary artistic platform, and Al BEYT is her first project as a director.

Play made possible with the support of AFAC. YAZAN Collective Bankers Insurance Hammana Artist House Art&Movement Dance School

Entrance fees: 15 000 LBP Bought at the door or at Hammana Artist House | Age group: 16 +

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