THE SUNKEN CITY
BY: MAHMOUD ABOUDOMA

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THE SUNKEN CITY

“The Sunken City” a new performance by the Alternative Theatre Group (ATG) written and directed by Mahmoud Aboudoma  will be presented on the 11th and 12th of December 2020 at Garage Theatre of the Jesuit Cultural Center.


The performance evokes an Alexandria at the bottom of the sea, linking it to memory as a city made up of memories and a city that makes memories: in either case, nothing is left.

This is a show about a city that has captivated and inspired several poets, writers and artists in its glory and in its ruin: Cavafy, Ungaretti, Amal Donqol, Sartorius, Forster, Durrell. Author-director Mahmoud Aboudoma brings all of these together to express how they feel about Alexandria.


The preliminary version of this performance, performed in December of 2020, this harrowing year, will test the limits of every element of theatre, from acting to cinema to music to visual arts, to bring out what lies within the confused space between nostalgia and sentiment, dreams and reality.


The Sunken City fights fiercely for our collective memory depending on the participation of many artists who have been occupied by the city.

 

المدينة الغارقة

المدينة الغارقة عرض مسرحي تقدمه "جماعة المسرح البديل –Alternative Theatre Group ATG" على مسرح الجراج في مركز الجيزويت الثقافي، والعرض يستلهم الإسكندرية المدينة المستقرة في قاع البحر ويربط بينها وبين الذاكرة باعتبارها مدينة خُلِقت من الذكريات أو خالقة للذكريات، فلم يعد منها شيء في كل الأحوال.

العرض يتحدث عن المدينة التي ألهمت العديد من الشعراء والكتاب والفنانين وأسرتهم بما عاشته من مجد ودمار مثل كفافيس وأونجاريتي وأمل دنقل وسارتوريوس وفورستر وداريل، كل هؤلاء يستدعيهم كاتب النص المسرحي ومخرجه محمود أبودومة للتعبير عن مشاعرهم نحو الإسكندرية.

العرض في صورته الأولى والتي سيُعرض بها في هذه السنة القاسية في ديسمبر ٢٠٢٠ هو اختبار لكل عناصر العرض المسرحي من تمثيل وسينما وموسيقى وفنون تشكيلية للتعبير عما يدور في تلك المساحة الحائرة الواقعة بين النوستالجيا والعاطفة، بين الواقع والحلم.

المدينة الغارقة عرض يسعى للدفاع بضراوة عن الذاكرة الجمعية ويشارك فيه العديد من الفنانين الذي شُغِلوا بتلك المسألة.

 

DIRECTOR STATEMENT

 

PROJECT ELEMENTS

The Sunken City

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THEATRICAL TEXT

ACTING

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SCENIC VISION

CINEMA

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MUSIC

 
 

CREATIVE TEAM

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MAHMOUD ABOUDOMA

Playwright & Theater Director

Aboudoma is an Egyptian playwright, theatre director, university teacher and cultural manager born in 1953 in Cairo, Egypt. Aboudoma has played an influential role in field of arts and culture especially towards establishing the independent movement in 1990’s. He founded the “Alternative Theatre Groups” in 1989 the first independent Theatre troupe in Alexandria, where he toured locally and internationally

AWATEF IBRAHIM

Acting Trainer

Awatef Ibrahim is an actress, acting coach and a teacher at the theatre department, faculty of arts, University of Alexandria. She co-founded the Alternative Theatre Group in collaboration with Dr Mahmoud Aboudoma and as an actress, she has played distinguished  roles in several performances and played that were presented locally, regionally and internationally

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AHMED NABIL

Film Director

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AYMAN MASSOUD

Music Producer

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MOHAMED GOHAR

Architect

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CREDIT LIST

 

PLAYWRIGHT & THEATER DIRECTOR

Mahmoud Aboudoma

ACTING TRAINER

Awatef Ibrahim

PRODUCER

Amina Abo Doma

ASSITANT DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Tarek Nader

FILM DIRECTOR

Ahmed Nabil

MUSIC PRODUCER

Ayman Massoud

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Remon Kadry

ENSEMBLE

Awatef Ibrahim, Khaled Raafat, Sara El Hawary, Yasmine Saeed, Eslam Awad

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