Sole Purpose 25 Years: Festival of Theatre for Social Change
From the Daughter of a Dictataor
by Yasmeen Audisho Ghrawi
Friday 18th February 6pm
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Venue
'From the Daughter of a Dictator' is a one-person show exploring the personal journey of migration from Baghdad to Beirut to Berlin to Britain.
Queer Iraqi/Syrian/Assyrian performer and theatre-maker Yasmeen Audisho Ghrawi lived and cautiously thrived under a dictatorship for almost two decades. Through personal experiences and anecdotes, Yasmeen unpacks the politics of the last 20 years inviting us to reflect on our individual and collective experiences and power through an ‘other’ frame. We find ourselves confronted with the question and dilemma: is living in a democracy becoming so different than living in a dictatorship?
‘From The Daughter of a Dictator’ was written & performed by Yasmeen Audisho Ghrawi and devised in collaboration with artists Emma Bonnici, Charly Monreal, and R.M. Sánchez-Camus.
It premiered as a work-in-progress at The Arcola Theatre in October 2021 as part of the ‘Today I am Wiser Festival’ with support from The New Diorama Theatre and Grand Fund Plan.
Photos by Sarah Booker
“This was a fantastic physical and thought provoking performance by Yasmeen Ghwari; visually so simple but vibrant and beautiful.” Ellie Bergin