Third Culture Kids
A woman in a blue burka sits in a chair, smoking as she taps her red high heels. A boy descends from the stars in a birdcage. A girl sighs and dreams of a kiss on the cheek – from her mother, or her lover?
Drawn from stories of struggle and disillusion and woven together with fantasy, Once We Were Kings explores what it means to be young, queer and Muslim – a crescent-shaped peg in a Southern Cross-shaped hole.
Feisty and intensely lyrical with moments of lightness, Once We Were Kings sheds light on the myriad of Muslim identities that are often sidelined, silenced and closeted, and is accompanied by an international visual art exhibition.
Recommended for audiences 15+
Writer: Dure Rey Khan // Director + Producer: Mustafa Al Mahdi // Co-Director: Alex Kannis // Featuring: Solayman Belmihoub, Naomi Denny & Angela Mahlatjie // Lighting Designer: Devon Lovelady // Sound Designer: Thomas Moore // Filmmaker: Lincoln Russell // Stage Manager: Claire Mouchemore //Marketing & Publicity: Tanya Dharmapala
Image: Mustafa Al Mahdi