- Stadsdeel Oost
- Language No Problem
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
My Father Was A Terrorist is based on the true story and autobiography of Zak Ebrahim, the son of a radical Islamist who, while in prison for politically motived murder, co-masterminded the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, for which he was praised by Osama Bin Laden. After being bullied at school for his father’s crimes and moved for over twenty times, Ebrahim’s awareness of the scale and horror of his father’s activities grew. As he matured, Ebrahim perceived reality opposite to his father’s radicalization and was therefore able to make a choice. He was not like his father. Instead, he chose to become a peace activist.
This extremely physical and darkly humoristic theater performance explores Ebrahim’s story in an abstract manner. By calling upon his physical endurance, theater maker and performer Igor Vrebac (BA/NL) questions how much pain we can undergo. How much can one man endure so his perception of pain transforms into an opposite experience? How much does it take to find the love? What is love?
With repetitive movements Vrebac invites you to a hypnotic journey to be freed from unnecessary beliefs so that love, joy and peace can explode.
About the artists
Igor VrebacTheater maker / Performer
Mike van AlfenCoach