Without a diving-board
Born in 1963, the author and director slim Sanhaji has learned theatre from the bottom up. His plays reflect on his generation´s boredom and lack of opportunities.
Born in Tunis in 1963, Slim Sanhaji got to know theatre as a hobby. As a child he took part in school dramas, then as a youth in amateur productions. He went on to become a lighting technician and a director´s assistant for Mohamed Driss, Taoufik Jebali and Fadhel Jaïbi, who were inspired by the ´68 movement to bring fresh air into Tunisian theatres. He is now moving out of their shadow. His first play, ´Safar´ (Travelling), was written and directed by him and is about a woman and two men who meet every day in a park to hide their hopeless longings under a cloud of words. ´My play is about a generation with a great longing to take off but without a diving-board for the jump.´
Author: Brigitte Heilmann
This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.
(18 August 00 - 30 September 00)