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As Far As My Fingertips Take Me
January 16 - February 3
A 15 minute, one-on-one performance by Tania El Khoury, performed by Basel Zaraa, presented in association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Tickets: $15
In 2016, Tania El Khoury commissioned musician and street artist Basel Zaraa, who was born a refugee in Syria, to record a rap song inspired by the journey his sisters made from Damascus to Sweden. As Far As My Fingertips Take Me, the intimate theater-for-one experience that El Khoury designed around Zaraa’s music, asks us whether we need to literally “feel” a refugee in order to understand the effect of border discrimination on peoples’ lives.
At first, you won’t be able to see who is behind the wall. You will reach through a hole, and allow your arm to be drawn on while you listen to a song. The drawing can be kept or washed away; the choice will be yours. You may not, however, be able to wash away the experience… or the connection you will make through that wall.