Theater Bellevue, Klein Bellevue
"Anatomy of a Home" is a storytelling performance about home. Through a set of stories we see how and why I promise to never leave Beirut, and what happens to make me do anything to call somewhere else my new home.
We are born in a home, if we’re one of the lucky ones. Then we grow, explore, and choose it as our home, or choose another. Many of us, much more than we think or like to believe, have other homes forced on them in very obvious ways. Some of those learn to love their new homes and yet others live between the two. How else are our relationships with our home(s)? There’s a whole world of homes out there. In this show, I will explore my relationship with my home, the city of Beirut. A place I love so much that I promised to never leave and now I’m learning to hate because I can’t live in it for another second.
Raffi Feghali is a storyteller; theater director, performer, percussionist, theater sound designer, and peacebuilder. He’s directed more than 35 Theatre of the Oppressed, improvisational theatre, and other performances since 2009. As a performer he has performed in more than 60 shows worldwide, under many international directors. Raffi is one of the people who brought improv to Lebanon in 2009 and he has recently embarked on a journey taking him back to his storytelling roots. He launched his first autobiographical monodrama, Peer Gynt of Bourj Hammoud, in 2018. More recently, he’s been in Interview the Dead and directed We Are The Ones Who Live Here. Anatomy of a Home, his second autobiographical monodrama, premieres at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival this year. Raffi also dabbles in audio; music and sound design for theatre as well as radio dramas.
Written and performed by: Raffi Feghali
Directed by: Bryan Reynolds
Artistic Advisor and Technical Support: Sahand Sahebdivani