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My Jerusalem by Avital Raz

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 8:00pm
 
A solo performance combining live music with storytelling and projected images. A politically-charged tale of a drunken one-night stand, infused with stories of growing up in the turmoil of 1980s Israel. 
 
"Nothing short of astonishing" Exposed Magazine
 
"See the one-woman show that is picking apart humanity's vulnerabilties" Danielle Goldstein, Jewish Renaissance
 
A nuanced exploration of the politics of division, from internal checkpoints and separation walls to gender norms.
 
With the escalation in violence after Trump declared Jerusalem to be the Jewish capital; questions of antisemitism in the Labour Party; rising levels of awareness of the Palestinian cause and the negative feelings towards Israel and Israelis that often accompany it — this performance feels very timely.
 
A work about Raz’s ethnicity, gender, racism, and the underlying fear that perpetuates it. Can we surmount divisions imposed by occupation? Can we go beyond the blame game and really see each other’s all too vulnerable humanity?
 
PLEASE NOTE: Contains adult themes, the content of which may cause distress. In particular, issues of political turmoil and child abuse.
 
The show was developed during 2019 as a WorksAhead commission with hÅb/Word of Warning/STUN + Contact. It was presented at STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) at Z-Arts in Manchester and Festival Of Debate and Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield in Spring of 2019.
 
Jerusalem-born singer-songwriter Avital Raz has made a name for herself singing politically engaging, strikingly original and fearless songs, to emerge as a distinctive and truly individual voice that speaks with a very real and potent self-expression.
 
Tickets £9 (concession £6) - available from WeGotTickets 
Twitter: Avital Raz
 
 
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