"Theatre can be as violent as a gun”
by Hassan Abdulrazzak
based on the life story of Ahmed Tobasi
Based on the actor Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story, AND HERE I AM is an epic voyage of identity and self discovery.
Combining fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy, spanning both the first Palestinian intifada and the second, we follow Tobasi through his transformation from armed resistance fighter to artist, and his journey as a refugee from the West Bank to Norway and back again.
This series of tragicomic episodes is vividly brought to life by award winning writer Hassan Abdlrazzak. transporting us to the heart of the hardships, struggles and contradictions of a young Palestinian man growing up under occupation and his pursuit for the true meaning of freedom.
Performed by Ahmed Tobasi
Director: Zoe Lafferty
Set Design: Sarah Beaton
Lighting Designers: Jess Bernberg & Andy Purves
Sound Designer: Max Pappenheim
Movement: Lanre Malaolu
Producer: Oliver King for Developing Artists
General Management: Wild Yak
AND HERE I AM premiered at the Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham, before embarking on a UK wide tour. The production was also presented at the Edinburgh Festival as part of the Arab Art Focus at the Fringe.
The production is available for international touring.