Lebanese director Lucien Bourjeily on an arresting 66 Minutes in Damascus
in Directors, International, Participatory and Interactive, Political Theatre, Site Specific
7th July 2012
INTERVIEW: LUCIEN BOURJEILY
The innovative director talks to Matt Trueman about his interactive and immersive LIFT production 66 Minutes in Damascus, which subjects its audience to a simulated arrest and detention at the hands of the Syrian regime. He also speaks about evading censorship in Lebanon and the ethics and politics of immersive theatre, especially its relationship to thrill and memory. Recorded at Shoreditch Town Hall, 22 June 2012.
There’s so much evidence, but nobody’s doing anything. There’s a dreadful silence in the worldwide community.