The Caravan Performances

أنهينا جولة الكرفانة في لبنان قدمنا 40 عرضاً في مختلف المناطق اللبنانية: في البقاع (2000 لبناني، 3700 سوري)، بيروت (700 لبناني، 150 سوري، 150 فلسطيني)، وفي الجنوب (300 لبناني، 100 سوري) خلال جولتنا، حدثت التفجيرات في البقاع فإضطررنا لإلغاء بعض العروضات بسبب الجو المتوتر وحظر التجوّل المفروض على اللاجئين في العديد من الضيع. ولكننا فرحنا … Continue reading The Caravan Performances

Press Conference and Tour Schedule

https://www.facebook.com/thecaravanlb/videos/756221174480373/ On Tuesday June 14 2016, Beirut DC held a press conference to announce The Caravan project. The conference was attended by many media representatives who received an in depth preview of the project as well as the tour dates for The Caravan street performances. The tour will begin with the First group formed of Syrian … Continue reading Press Conference and Tour Schedule

Meet The (First) Cast

We began phase 3 (rehearsals) with an intensive 2-day workshop audition. The first day was pretty relentless: 3 hours of physical theatre games and exercises with a group of 30 young men (and one young woman!) in the heat of the Bekaa valley tent. On day 2 we showed up and our 30 actors had … Continue reading Meet The (First) Cast

Seven Weeks in The Caravan سبعة أسابيع بالكرفانة

Seven weeks have passed since the start of our stories' collection phase. We have worked with tens of Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley, including men, women, and children. Stories have been collected and recorded. Laughs have been shared and tears have been shed. The stories have gathered more than 2500 video views on our YouTube … Continue reading Seven Weeks in The Caravan سبعة أسابيع بالكرفانة

Their Story in Their Own Voice

After few weeks of workshops and days of recordings, we can say that so far, the experience has been energizing and confusing all at the same time. The daily interactions, sharing of stories, trust, laughter, tears...all of this has made us certain of the value of a project that creates these spaces for things to … Continue reading Their Story in Their Own Voice

Phase Two: Recording

أطلقنا الأسبوع الفائت المرحلة الثانية من مشروع الكرفانة، وهو مشروع يتمحور حول سرد الحكايات ويفسح المجال لللاجئين بهدف مشاركة قصصهم التي يودون للعالم أن يسمعها.  تمضي إثنتان من فنّانينا من كلاون مي إن وبيروت دي سي، سابين شقير وفرح قاسم، 40 يوماً في البقاع الغربي. حتى اليوم، عمل الفريق مع 70 إمرأة (بين عمر ال20 … Continue reading Phase Two: Recording

The Caravan Project

“The Caravan” is a project that puts Syrian refugee voices from the Bekaa valley at the heart of a street theatre performance, literally, through the use of recorded storytelling audio. Our aim is to construct and tour a participatory street performance built collaboratively by professional theatre makers and non-professionals refugee artists which incorporates recorded interviews … Continue reading The Caravan Project