Back to Tunis!
Day 1 (04/01/2018)
We're being hosted by L'Art Rue in their incredible association building in the heart of the Medina. We enjoy our breakfasts beside the sunlit roof terrace overlooking the higgle-dy piggle-dy slopes, cubes and domes of the old city which surrounds us.
Our flatmates include M******* (nickname: Moo the Cow) and M****** (nickname: Mickey Mouse), two Libyan writers in exile who had contributed to a banned publication in Tripoli and subsequently had to leave the country.
The work today consists mainly of touching base, reviewing our past two residencies and the encounters we have made so far, and thinking ahead to how some of this work might be integrated, explored and transposed through dramatic forms onstage. Every afternoon we will be able to work with Lili, the Tunisian architect, poet and performance artist who has joined Senza for our previous residencies in Tunis and St.Denis.
Then in the evening we celebrated my 29th birthday by heading to the Kram and having Jewish-Iraqi sandwiches, followed by oranges covered in salt, mint and olive oil! And all accompanied by a "Happy Birthday" chorus in 6 languages (it sounded terrible). :)
Looking forward to taking our past research to the next stage in the rehearsal room downstairs.