Zaffé (/‘zafe/) is a new immersive performance, concept and direction by Stéphanie Ghajar. It invites audiences to take part in a Lebanese wedding party in Australia. It is a celebration. There is dancing, singing, and ululation, much like at the tradition the work is named for. Yet something is awry—the bridal party is absent, and toasts break down into poems of longing for all that is missing here: loved ones across the sea, places forever changed, moments lost to the past.
THE CAVE OF SPLEEN
Part of Theatreworks' Fresh Works program, The Cave of Spleen explores the complexities of eco-feminism, female rage, and chronic pain, and asks: is the expectation for women to suppress their anger the reason our bodies are crumbling into the ocean? Written by Laura Collins, The Cave of Spleen is an opportunity to look at the climate crisis through the lens of disability and eco-feminism.
Directed by Stéphanie Ghajar, this work will be heading to the Explosives Factory for a two-week season from 2-12 August, 2023.