I M E D E A (in creation) 
Running time, 90 minutes
2020

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.

Co-producers: Naples International Festival, JACC Kuwait, AFAC, SABAB Theatre.
Running Time: 90 mins performed in English and Arabic (with surtitles)
Premiere: Autumn 2020