SABAB THEATRE
SULAYMAN AL BASSAM


The Icarus Cycle 
I M E D E A
Ur

The Border Cycle
Petrol Station 
In the Eruptive Mode

The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy
The Al Hamlet Summit        
     Richard III – An Arab Tragedy 
The Speaker’s Progress

Other works
Ritual for a Metamorphosis
Hayyal Bu Tair
A Mirror for Princes
Melting the Ice
Trading 
60 Watt Macbeth 
The Game Show 
Everyman

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ULAYMAN AL BASSAM


I M E D E A (in creation), 2020
Creation and Premiere rescheduled to June 2021.

Running time, 90 minutes
Performed in English and Arabic with surtitles


Co-producers: Naples International Festival, Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (JACC) Kuwait, The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC), Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah (DAI), SABAB Theatre.


In this startling free adaptation of the Greek myth, Al Bassam draws on the eroding infrastructures of fact in a digital world, to re-imagine Medea for an era of tech-driven authoritarianism.  In this poetic and contemporary re-writing, Medea figures as an educated and outspoken Arab woman, with a powerful social media following who re-directs the tools of surveillance directed at her by the authoritarian state to re-enact the violence of history, accumulated over generations, inside the ranks of her family unit.