Translated into arabic, the text of german writer Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening, 1891) has been adapted in regard to the prevailing situation of Egyptian youth, their common experiences were taken as a base. It´s a challenge with 25 Million Teenagers living in Egypt. Travelling to the Delta as well as to adjacent districts in Cairo, we got to know a small part of them.
Becoming acquainted with their daily life included listening to flowery ringtones as much as (unspoken) doubts or believes. The subject is sensitive: How does it feel, when individual longings and sexual desires are confronted with certain social, political or religious agreements? Or when the criticism of infidel behavior generates both curiosity and guilt?
In April you will meet some of the teenagers again. Not personally. But transformed into fictitious characters of the egyptian Spring Awakening. The borders between document and fiction are flowing. Reality bites meet fantasy pecks. Between tradition and western influence young adolscences, actors and dancers will try their part. On how it works. Or how it doesn´t. Being a teenager.
Director/Adaptation: Laila Soliman
Choreographer: Karima Mansour
Dramaturge/Video: Julia Schulz
Music: Mustafa Said
Sound Mixer: Victor Bresse
Scenography: Mohamed Shoukry
Costumes: Lina Ibrahim
Technical director/Lights: Saad Samir
Technical Assistance: Saber Elsayed
Stagemanager: Nora Fouad
Production: Najoud Nazmi