33 rpm and a few seconds

Lina Saneh / Rabih Mroué

New York City Premiere

Theater

April 29 - 30

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/932957

33 rpm and a few seconds
Lina Saneh / Rabih Mroué

Co-presented by Asia Society, PEN World Voices Festival and Performance Space 122.

A turntable sits on a stack of amplifiers, an ensemble that evokes the pre-CD hi-fi era. A telephone is on the floor. A bulky television. Books are scattered about. A laptop and printer, a mobile phone in its charger. Behind looms the wide screen.

Known for their experimental and controversial works, acclaimed Lebanese theater artists Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh reconstruct the final moments of a person’s life. A young Lebanese man takes his own life, and in a farewell letter, declares that his reasons are personal and have nothing to do with politics. The young man is dead but everything lives on, vibrating with transmissions in his bedroom: the television, the answering machine, the computer. Time pauses and begins anew; history is pieced together—never constructed, of course—from so many fragments of communication.

60 minutes


 

Rabih Mroué lives in Beirut. He is an actor, director, playwright, and a Contributing Editor to Kalamon (Lebanon) and TDR (New York). Mr. Mroué is one of the founders and Executive Board of the Beirut Art Center Association (BAC) and a 2013/14 fellow at The International Research Center in Berlin: “Interweaving Performance Cultures”/Freie Universität. His previous theater works include:Riding On A Cloud, 33 rpm and a few seconds, The Pixelated Revolution The Inhabitants of images, Who’s Afraid of Representation, among others.
 
Lina Saneh is a Lebanese actress, director, playwright and member of Home Workspace Curricular Committee-Ashkal Alwan. She was a professor at Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design in Geneva (2008-13) and a fellow at the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures”/ Freie Universität in Berlin (2009/10) Her theater works include: 33 rpm and a few seconds, Photo-Romance, Lina Saneh Body-P-Arts Project (a website project and installation), Someone Must Have Been Telling Lies About Me (vidéo-installation), Appendice, I Had A Dream, Mom (vidéo), Biokhraphia, Extrait d’Etat Civil, among others.

 

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, New York City, April 28-May 4, 2014. For its 10th anniversary, the Festival celebrates those who have dared to stand ‘on the edge,’ risking their careers, and sometimes their lives, to speak out for their art and beliefs. Join us for a wide range of events, including debates, one-on-one conversations, participatory workshops and performances in venues throughout the city. PEN will feature several events in association with The Public Theater, a center for culture, arts and ideas. worldvoicesfestival.org

 

 

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
 
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Sydney and Washington, DC. For more information visit AsiaSociety.org.

 

 
 

Text and direction: Rabih Mroué & Lina Saneh
Set design, graphic and animation: Samar Maakaroun
Director of photography: Sarmad Louis
Assistant technical production: Sarmad Louis & Thomas Köppel
Translation: Ziad Nawfal
Casting and production: Petra Serhal
Editing: Najib Zeitouni & Sarmad Louis
With: Nagham Abboud, Samir Abou Jaoudé, Thomas Bowles, Edy Gemaa, Raseel Hadjian, Colette Hajj, Wadad Hneine, Paul Khodr, Ibtisam Kishly, Eliane Mallat, Muriel Moukawem, Elie Njeim, Antoine Ozon & Najeeb Zeytouni
Voices: Abdallah Al Machnouk, Gheith El Amine, Raphael Fleuriet, Charbel Haber, May Kassem, Nesrine Khodr, Victoria Lupton, Diran Mardirian, Rabih Mroué, Ziad Nawfal & Lina Saneh
Chanting: Fatima Bazzi
Music: Mohammed Abdel Wahab & Jacques Brel

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