Mobs (or Exercises in Citizenship)
Winner of the title prize at the inaugural International Ezzeddine Gannoun Festival for Theatre in Tunis
Home is my mother. Home is my father. Our slogan is patriotism. We die for the sake of our land. But is it our land anymore? Who are we living and dying for? And what does it mean to be a citizen, really?
Following a national uprising that led to the dismantling of one system and the establishment of another in Tunisia, Mobs (or Exercises in Citizenship) analyzes the friction between honouring and respecting homeland and participating in society as an upstanding citizen.
About the Creator
Imed May is the author of several dramatic works including Barshman, Al – Rahut, les sans-visages, and Mobs (or Exercises in Citizenship). The latter was presented at various festivals, notably the 10th session of the Arab Theater Festival and the 19th session of the Carthage Theater Days in Tunisia where it won the Najeeba Al–Hamrouni Prize. His complete works were also awarded in Jordan at the 25th session of the Journées du Théâtre. Currently, Imed May is working as a teacher of educational theatre. Holder of a doctorate, he also conducts research in philosophy and theatre.
Special Thanks & Acknowledgement
Ministry of Culture, Republic of Tunisia
Written & Directed by: Imed May
Co-Director: Ghassen Elghadhab
Walid Ben Abdesslam
Abdelkader Ben Said
Ali Ben Said
Production Manager: Mohamed Sassi Ghorbeli
Costume: Abdesslam Djemal
Music & Sound: Zein Abdelkafi
Lutist: Chiheb Eddine Ezzehi
Vocalist: Ali Ben Said
Masks: Moheddine Ben Abdallah
Set: Mahdi Elkafi
Photography & Design: Rock Raven