‘Talent op de vlucht’ is a very special play. Although Arabic is the official language, the play can easily be followed because of the expressive character and Dutch subtitles. The play is impressive, emotional and won’t be forgotten easily. That’s why after each performance, the public gets a chance to ask questions and talk with the actors.
Ahmad al Herafi and Ramez Basheer, both celebrated actors and directors in Syria, met during their flight in Turkey. They continued their trip together and ended up in the emergency shelter in Alphen aan den Rijn. After the tragic suicide of a fellow refugee, the two took the initiative to process the stories of their peers in a play. Not in the least to deliver a positive contribution to the image that exists of refugees. The message: “We are people with stories and dreams. All that we want is a safe existence, for ourselves and our families.”
Today, Fada Theatre has played throughout all of the Netherlands. Next to the actors, the Fada Theatre Foundation has help from a dedicated board and several volunteers, to whom we are very thankful.