In a small village in the West Bank, a former TV repairperson secretly builds a space shuttle to reach the moon.
Without money or technology—but convinced that curiosity is stronger than gravity—Yusuf works passionately in the backyard shed. When Yusuf’s family and friends discover this unimaginable project, things begin to fall apart. Grey Rock is the spirit-lifting tale of someone with a mission.
Fresh from its US premiere at Manhattan’s legendary La MaMa theatre, Amir Nizar Zuabi’s acclaimed play lands in Melbourne to offer an intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of people living under occupation.
Performed in English by a cast of Palestinian actors from vastly different backgrounds, this refreshing play’s quiet humanity is a study in hope, grief, resilience and the power of DIY.
Fri 11 October
Stay after the show for a free Q&A with the creatives.
PHOTO | Carlos Cardona. Courtesy La MaMa Theatre.
- Writer & Director
- Amir Nizar Zuabi
- Khalifa Natour
- Ivan Kevork Azazian
- Fidaa Zaidan
- Alaa Shehada
- Motaz Malhees
- Set & Projection designer
- Tal Yarden
- Lighting designer
- Muaz Jubeh
- Sound Designer
- Katie Down
- Producing Artistic Director
- Alexandra Aron (Remote Theater Project)
- Production & Stage manager
- Christopher Stowell
- Bonnie Sue Stein (GOH Productions)
Grey Rock is commissioned and produced by Remote Theater Project in association with the non-profit organization GOH Productions.
The play was developed in Palestine with support from Nabil al Raee and The Freedom Theatre, Iman Auon and Ashtar Theater, Marina Barham and Al Hara Theatre, Bashar Murkis and Khashabi Theatre, Mahmoud Abu Hashhash, Director Qattan Foundation, and Khawla Ibraheem; and in New York at La MaMa Theatre.
Grey Rock is supported by grants from CEC ArtsLink, Left Tilt Fund, Qattan Foundation, Still Point Fund, Tajwaal Foundation and individual donors