Coffee, Tea & 25 Cigarettes is an informal evening about Arab Australian contemporary theatre over the last 25 years.
Artists who had been making Arab-centred performances in Australia – in English and/or Arabic – shared visuals and personal stories – Aanisa Vylet, Alissar Gazal, Assad Abdi, Claudia Chidiac, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Paula Abood, Saleh Saqqaf, Samah Sabawi, Wahibe Moussa.
This event was inspired by remembering “Cafe Hakawati” – a ground breaking community theatre production, developed by Death Defying Theatre with Arab Australian communities in 1991, at the time of the so-called First Gulf War.
A night of short presentations – produced by Arab Theatre Studio in partnership with Urban Theatre Projects and Bankstown Arts Centre – gathering some of our contemporary cultural histories with the aim of having critical conversations.
This event was “Powered by PechaKucha” including short presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format. Find out more at http://www.pechakucha.org/channels/powered-by-pechakucha