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ID Festival 2024 – Musikalische Satire

On the second festival day, the ID Festival will present the German premiere of a new production of "Shampoo Queen", a highly controversial play in Israel at the time of its creation by the prominent Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin (1943- 1999).

The satirical play was first performed in Tel Aviv in 1970, in the aftermath of the Six-Day War. While the euphoria over Israel's rapid victory was spreading, the play provocatively portrayed the Jewish population without any subtlety as dogged and unfeeling and criticised a nation seemingly condemned to cyclical violence.
The play was quickly cancelled, but attained mythological status.

The new interpretation by the legendary Jaffa Theatre, which has been dedicated to intercultural exchange between Arab and Jewish communities in Jaffa since 1998, preserves songs and sketches in a minimalist stage setting, but differs from the original by emphasising Palestinian identity.
This inner-Jewish critique, which unravels Zionist narratives and exposes Israel's aggression and racism as well as disregard for Israel's Arab population, finds new resonance through an all-Arab cast.
The performance revives silenced perspectives and offers a new look at a story that is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

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Additional information
„ID Festival 2024“ is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin and the Embassy of the State of Israel in Berlin. In collaboration with Radialsystem.Partners ID Festival: Institut für Neue Soziale Plastik, AuditivVokal Dresden.Media partners ID Festival: Rausgegangen, rbb Kultur, Spitz Magazine, Theater der Zeit, tip Berlin.

Media partnerships Radialsystem: Exberliner, Rausgegangen, taz. die tageszeitung, tip Berlin.

Day program Friday

4-5 p.m. "AI Video Prompting" workshop

8 pm "Shampoo Queen" - Musical Revue


Thu-Sat 4pm-10pm // Sun 12pm-4pm "Retrospective ID Festival 2015-2024"

Thu-Sat 4pm-10pm // Sun 12pm-4pm "Smoke and Mirrors" - AI Art
Participating artists
Bassam Biromi, Rabie Khoury, Rami Saliba, Wattan El-Ghany, Adi Somech (Schauspiel & Gesang)
Rabia Huri (Regie/Design)
Zohar Levy (Musik)
Elias Grozizy (Arrangements & künstlerische Leitung)
Yuval Levy (Kostümdesigner)
Denis Blotzerkoxski (Choreographische Beratung)
Suhad Khwaiss (Regieassistenz & Bühnenleitung)