Playwright and poet Afeif Ismail takes us on a compelling journey through the landscape of his imagination, an odyssey populated by humanity’s absurdity. Infused with rich visual and verbal imagery and a streak of irony, Afeif playfully asks: which came first, the human or the seed?
3 Seeds features three distinct performances: In Godot’s Labyrinth, where Beckett meets Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’; Why Rats Live Under Our Roof, a slice of rambunctious African street theatre; and One Seed, wordless physical theatre with giant eggs. Produced by Always Working Artistsm (Apocalypse Perth, Matt Cameron’s Ruby Moon) with the creative team from The African Magician (Barking Gecko), 3 Seeds
brings an African sensibility to contemporary Australian theatre.
This production, transcreated from Arabic by Vivienne Glance and Afeif Ismail, is an artistic reworking of a literal translation that aims to keep the cultural richness of the original language, by working with the creator of the text.
The Friday June 20th show of ‘3 Seeds’ followed by ‘A Taste of Sudan’ has SOLD OUT so we are repeating ‘A Taste of Sudan’ after the show on Saturday 21st June.
This is a celebration of not only Afeif’s debut production of ‘3 Seeds’ at The Blue Room Theatre, but also coincides with Refugee Week.
The post-show event features the delicious voice of Sudanese singer, Nazik Osman, and a selection of tasty Sudanese delicacies. Admission is with a valid theatre ticket for ‘3 Seeds’ on the respective night’s performance. Bookings for the performance followed by this unique event are essential. A Taste of Sudan is supported by WINGS Organisation for Cross-Cultural Development, dedicated to encouraging or promoting Arabic, Arabic-African and Australian cross-cultural activities.
Written By: Afeif Ismail // Transcreation: Vivienne Glance, Afeif Ismail // Director: Jeremy Rice // Designer: Cherie Hewson // Sound: Joe Lui // Music: Rabie Abdelmajed // Featuring: Violette Ayad, Michelle Endersbee, Paul Grabovac, Janice Lim, Verity Softly, Kevin Mararo Wangai, Brianna Williams // Image: Ashley de Prazer