Another Lover's Discourse ليه خلّتني أحبك
This Bride that a society expects. This Love that the society wants. This Love that we keep waiting for. What is it? Are we happily in love?
Riham has tried chasing the perfect romantic relationship that society taught her to expect. But now she finds herself running in the opposite direction. In this brand new work-in-progress, she attempts to find out why: seeking answers from the philosophers, the singers and the old Egyptian movies where she first learnt about love, hoping they can help her to heal. A personal journey exposing the fantasies, myths and despair of intimate love, this inventive new multimedia work from one of Palestine’s most exciting contemporary artists combines comedy and grotesque, inviting us to shake off what we’ve been told to hope for so we can figure out what we really want.
with funding and support from Arab Women Artists Now - AWAN Festival; the cultural resource within Wijhat ‘destinations’ program and Palestinian National Theater (Alhakawati). Further supported by Theatre Deli, Stratford Circus, artsadmin and Battersea Arts Centre.
Created and Performed by: Riham Isaac | Video: Simon Clode | Music: Faris Ishaq | Dramaturgical Support: Sarah Woods | Producers: Amber Massie-Blomfield & Riham Isaac | Photo Credit: Sameer Qumsiyeh. Thanks to Hind Hilal for designing one of costumes