Boesman & Lena - Diyar Dance Theatre

Boesman and Lena is a harrowing dramatic journey through one night in the life of a homeless “coloured” couple in South Africa, in the time of the ruthless Apartheid state. Full of rage and humor, oppression and a quest for freedom and a meaningful life, this is one of the greatest plays by one of the world’s greatest living playwrights.

In 2012 Athol Fugard received Broadway's prestigious Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Joe Martin is a playwright, author and director from Washington DC. He is Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Johns Hopkins University, and is currently in Palestine as a Fulbright Specialist in Theatre at Dar Alkalima University College for Arts & Culture - Theater Program/ Performing Arts Department.

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Boesman and Lena by Athol Fugard
Translated by Daisy Giacaman

Appropriate for audiences of ages 16 and older.

Boesman: Osama Aljabri
Lena: Hanin Tarabay
Old Xhosa Man: Emil Mitri

Director: Joe Martin
Producing Director: Rami Khader
Scenic and Costume Designer: Nisreen Najjar
Dramaturg: Elizabeth Malone
Technician: Hussam Khair
Lighting Designer: George Sadi
Photography: Rami Rishmawi

Produced by Diyar Dance Theatre/Diyar Academy for Children and Youth