across the sea that separates us from them life
life waits for us on the other side
and I can’t go there without you…
In a city at war, five young people count down the days before a boat leaves for Europe.
Who will leave, who will stay, and what will their choices cost them?
From the writer of the award-winning Tales of a City by the Sea.
[Sabawi] looks beyond the political to examine the effect of war on those who cannot leave the battleground… a gripping piece of theatre that begs to be seen and heard.
–Adelaide Theatre Guide
….remarkable sensitivity and artistry…
– In Daily
…poetically beautiful, discerning and honest…
-The Barefoot Review
Recommended for ages 13+. Includes references to sexual violence.
Written by Samah Sabawi
Directed by Bagryana Popov
Performed by Priscilla Doueihy, Abdulrahman Hammoud, Claudia Greenstone, Khisraw Jones-Shukoor and Reece Vella
Music by Nahed Elrayes
Set and costume design by Lara Week
Lighting design by Shane Grant
Sound design by Elissa Goodrich
Produced by Lara Week
Stage management by Hayley Fox
Design assistance by Lara Chamas
Image by Justyn Koh
THEM is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.