HiStory, HerStory etc (2004)

THE ROOFTOP THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS: HIStory, HERstory, HOUSESTORY, OURstory

BI-COMMUNAL TEXT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP EXPLORES THE HOUSE

“My bedroom is not what I would call a private space, not even within the public domain which is the entire house. Infuriating voices, words that repeat themselves to no end dominate the house, pulsate the walls like a splintering migraine. I feel the presence of controlling eyes penetrating my privacy.”

From HIStory, HERstory, HOUSESTORY, OURstory

The Rooftop Theatre Group was formed in 2004 by a group of theatre professionals and amateurs from the two main communities on the island, with the purpose of exploring themselves and their society through the use of theatre. Its first production HIStory, HERstory, HOUSESTORY, OURstory is the product of a text development workshop, the first ever of its kind to be done in Cyprus.

A group of about twenty people, from all walks of life, gathered every week for the last three months and together (through their memories, experiences and creative impulses) generated a theatrical text around the theme of The House. The play is a collage of monologues, dialogues, film, projections, music and performance art, which deals with the collective and personal baggage we all carry with us in relation to our homes. The production will also present the process of creating the piece (text and performance) through the use of film and other media. It is a work of art that has sprung from a fruitful collaborative process, and we look forward to sharing it.

The play will be performed as following:

  • July 17th, 2004 – THEATRO ENA, Nicosia
  • July 18th, 2004 – THEATRO ENA, Nicosia
  • July 19th, 2004 – THEATRO ENA, Nicosia
  • July 23rd, 2004 – ARABAHMET CULTURAL CENTER, Nicosia
  • July 24th, 2004 - TECHNOCHOROS ETHAL, Limassol

All performances start at 9pm. The language of the play is English.

SPONSORS:

  • Embassy of the USA
  • Youth Board of Cyprus

SUPPORTERS:

  • British Council of Cyprus
  • The William Fulbright Center
  • Netway Ltd
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