The theatre festival Muestra Escénica Iberoamericana (MEI) has programmed 'Moria', a theatrical immersive proposal by the theatre company from the Canary Islands Unahoramenos.
This immersive theatre proposal tells the story of two refugee women and their families, who have no choice but to flee their respective countries. The dramaturgy is based on real testimonies filmed in the Moria camp under the supervision of Nicolás Castellano, a reporter who has specialized during the last 20 years in forced migration movements and human rights.
Zohra Amiryar survived four bombings and attacks in Afghanistan, her home country. She lost her brother during one of them. In addition, she saw her four children wounded during the last attack. Thus she decided to make the exodus in search of a refuge for her family.
Douaa Alhavatem is a 30-year-old Iraqi woman who had to leave her native Baghdad after her husband's disappearance. She feared that she and her three children might suffer the same fate. On the journey, she and her young children gave up everything after 11 hours at sea with no sign of a rescue boat.
In Moria, both women experience a new stage of suffering that they would have never ever imagined when they set foot in Europe, the place where they thought they would finally feel safe.
They share this common space with countless strangers. All of them are going through the worst moment of their lives.
Direction: Mario Vega
Actresses: Marta Viera and Ruth Sánchez
Text by: Ruth Sánchez, Marta Viera, Mario Vega, Luis O' Malley, Nicolás Castellano and Valentín Rodríguez
Inspired in the interviews to: Saleha Ahmadzai (Afghanistan), Zohra Amiryar (Afghanistan) and Douaa Alhavatem (Irak)
Pedagogic development: Gemma Quintana
Scenic dramaturgy: Luis O ́Malley
Photography and video: Anna Surinyach
Content advisor: Nicolás Castellano
Production direction: Valentín Rodríguez
Scenic space: Mario Vega
Technical direction: Ibán Negrín and Tony Perera
Lighting and projection designer: Tony Perera
Sound space: Blas Acosta
Characterisation advice: Nauzet Afonso
Stage technicians: Raquel Hernández and Erick González
Photography and video on stage: Aridane Díaz and Gino Maccanti
Voice offstage: Angels Barceló, Susana Moyano and Salim Yeraij Hanna
Administration: Elena Álamo
Tour production: Silvia Barona
Press office: Paco Medina and Patricia Moralejo
Social media: Raquel Hernández
Distribution in the Canary Islands: Desirée Bolaños
Distribution on the mainland Spain: Nacho Vilar Producciones
Performances of 'Moria' in Tenerife
El Sauzal-22 September (2 shows) Tickets are on sale HERE
Plaza Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Arona-26 September (2 shows) Tickets not available so far.
Plaza San Roque, Vilaflor-28 September (2 shows) Tickets not available so far.
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