“Your hobbies are limited to Arab Idol and cooking lentils and having sex in fields late at night.”
The year is 2043, and Reem and her husband Sayeed are here to share a ‘Serious Play about Palestine’.
Things are tense. People are on the edge. The Fifth Intifada is right around the corner.
But on a contested piece of land near their village of Beit al-Qadir, this couple is about to go dogging.
Don’t worry, you’re allowed to laugh.
Sami Ibrahim’s play two Palestinians go dogging uses the lens of humour to explore how the everyday becomes political and the political becomes everyday in a conflict zone. It was the winner of the Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award 2019 and is premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in April 2020.
Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award