This blog documents the work - in - progress of Spring Awakening, a theatrical performance about adolescence in the context of contemporary Egypt.

Performance dates: 01. – 06.04.2010 Rawabet Theatre, Cairo / 09.,10.04.2010 Jesuit Centre, Alexandria.

March 31, 2010

WEEK 24 (25.03. - 31.03.2010)

Last week / night before premiere tomorrow - excited actors, stitched costumes, finetuned sound and lights, beaten Nancy A.

Start pressing thumbs, toi toi toi and mucha mierda...

Anyone interested in coming to the last rehearsal:
Avant-premiere tonight (31.03.) at 20.30h @ Rawabet Theater
(closing doors at 20.30h!)

along the way

rehearsal 25.03.2010

March 24, 2010

WEEK 23 (18.03. - 24.03.2010)

Great, 1: All moving to Rawabet Theater.

Great, 2: Ahmed (17), from Alwan wa Awtar (Mokattam Youth Centre), is joining the play.

along the way

24h break in Fayoum...

...with a little bit of picture-postcard-background rehearsal...

March 12, 2010

March 6, 2010

WEEK 20 (23.02. - 02.03.2010)

Rehearsing now at the Factory Space of Townhouse Gallery.

along the way

rehearsal 01.03.2010

along the way

"Noor" Fanpage

- TV-Soap originally broadcasted in Turkey 2005, dubbed in colloquial arabic 2008 (Syrian dialect)
- Main characters: Muhannad and Noor
- Brought up issues include premartial sex and abortion
- August 2009: 85 ooo 000 viewers
- “We censor slightly. It´s not huge. There are no big emotional things, no graphic kisses in the first place, no love scenes, no nudity. If we find, for example, a lot of drinking shots that are not essential to the plot, we take them out. But if someone is drunk and it’s part for the story, we leave it.” Adib Khair, Manager of Syrian Sama Production
- "... replete with wickedness, evil, moral collapse and war on virtues that only God knows the truth of." Sheikh Abdul Aziz al Sheikh, mufti of Saudi Arabia
- MBC added an extra channel that broadcasted "Noor" 24h a day and is now preparing to produce a feature film out of the show.