• Theater
  • TRANSIT TRIPOLI Directed by Caroline Hatem
TRANSIT TRIPOLI Directed by Caroline Hatem
  • KED
  • Jun 23 - Jun 30

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event overview

YAZAN and KED Beirut present TRANSIT TRIPOLI a theatre performance freely adapted from Anna Seghers’ novel Transit, directed by Caroline Hatem,
with Josef Akiki (actor) & original music by Rabih Gebeile.
Language : Arabic (surtitles in English)
Duration: 85 Min

Place: KED Beirut (Karantina)

Dates:  Sundays only!! 16th, 23rd, 30th of June
Time:  8:00 PM (doors open at 7:30)

Tickets: 20$, 35$
Student Price: 10$

Tickets: antoineticketing or at the door
Infos:  +961 70789906

Watch Trailer: https://vimeo.com/908643061


Watch Making of: https://vimeo.com/896866996


Theatre director Caroline Hatem is adapting Anna Seghers’ TRANSIT to the present Syrian and Lebanese context of displacement and emigration. Mirroring the situation in France in 1940, the play is set in Lebanon, where everyone is impatiently waiting for visas or for occasions to flee, and where the narrator becomes a Syrian emigrant we follow in Tripoli’s streets and cafés.

With one actor on stage, live music and video to summon the city by the sea, TRANSIT TRIPOLI pays tribute to Seghers’ unique and lively voice, and its appeal to one’s inner space and freedom, ballads and gaze, while subjected to the implacability of History.

TRANSIT TRIPOLI opened in Berlin at the Akademie der Kunste in November 2022 in partnership with the Schaubühne Theatre. It was then performed in Tripoli (Rachid Karamé International Fair) and Al Madina Theatre in March.


Co-produced with the Akademie der Künste in Berlin with the support of the Goethe-Institut International Co-Production Fund, in partnership with the Schaubühne Theatre in Berlin. 
The production received support from the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, the Global Lab for Performance and Politics, KED Beirut, Hunna Cultural Space and Correspondaences.



ACTOR : Josef Akiki (LB)

ORIGINAL MUSIC : Rabih Gebeile (LB/FR)

VIDEO : Walid Abdelnour (LB)

TRANSLATION : Caroline Hatem (LB), Bassel Shalgheen (SY), Josef Akiki (LB)

DRAMATURGY : Bassel Shalgheen (SY)

SCENOGRAPHY : Velica Panduru (ROU)

SET IN BEIRUT : Alexandre Habre (LB)


LIGHT DESIGN : James Chehab (LB)

COSTUME DESIGN : Nour Domloje (LB)



EXTRA DRAWINGS : Luca Al Nihawi , Rabih Gebeile



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