The performance is inspired by memories of a child living in Tehran under constant bombardment by Iraqi forces (The War We Lived) and a young man who suffers from PTSD in a care home trying to construct his life between the real and the virtual, between symptoms and memories, while keeping alive Binazeer, the woman he lost to the war, in his blog.
Binazeer is an explosion of contradictions where missiles and chocolate, Billy Jean and blisters, share real and imaginary spaces.
The production was first developed at East 15 in collaboration with East 15 BA World Performance.
Our aim is to reshape Binazeer for further performances in the UK in collaboration with individuals and organisations interested in our interdisciplinary approach to performance and in promoting a dialogue about PTSD.
We have received an initial impact fund from Kings College London to engage with artistic, academic and industry partners for the project. For further details please contact …
Director: Mehrdad Seyf
Set Designer: Carlos Moral Reis
Lighting Design: Steven Owens
Costume Design: Mila Sanders
Sound Design: Lewis Hinkley-Keens
Music Director: Ella Bellsz
Movement Director: Steffany George
Graphic Design and Video: Alexander O'Connell
Assistant Directors: Lara Costello, Michaela Gasteratou, Rele Molapo, Becka Eden Philpot.
Yasmin Ahasanullah, Christian Anstee, Fiona Beverley, Bethany-Ann Carter, Robin Clarke, Lara Costello, Emi del Bene, Rosie Dunjay, Michaela Gasteratou, Lewis Hinckley-Keens, Ryan McLachlan, Declan McLaughlin, Alice Middleton, Mpho Molapo, Ciara Molloy, Rebecca Philpot, Steffi-Jo Skinner, Louise Ubbels, Jasmin Weston, Tiina Winter