A Reason to Talk

Project Description:


Why Not Theatre, Richard Jordan Productions, Saskia Liénard, Big in Belgium and KVS The Royal Flemish Theatre (Brussels, Belgium) in co-production with Kunstz present

A Reason To Talk

May 6-14 at the Theatre Centre

In association with Theatre Royal Plymouth and Summerhall

Is it a story of extremes, of bi-cultural upbringing, or is it simply the story of all mothers and daughters? Sachli Gholamalizad, a young Belgian actress of Iranian descent, questions her troubled relationship with her mother. Fusing together recordings, diary excerpts, memories, novels and soundscapes from both Belgium and Iran, Sachli dives into her family’s history and the contradictions in the lives of these three women, confronting both her mother and grandmother in a thrilling and unruly multi-media performance.

Written and Performed by Sachli Gholamalizad
Sound and video design by Steven Brys

“Gholamalizad’s performance conveys a palpably raw anger and resentment” FEST

“as courageous as it is austerely inventive”THE SCOTSMAN

“A Reason to Talk is equally moving, provoking and daring. A bold and beautiful piece of art.”BROADWAY BABY

Winner: Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First Award
Winner: TAZ Theatre Festival’s Circuit X Award
Winner: Roel Verniersprijs at Het Theaterfestival 2015
Longlist: Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award

Community Partners: Modern Times Stage Company