Mokhallad Rasem / Toneelhuis

Dagboek van een leeg bed

Dagboek van een leeg bed
Dagboek van een leeg bed

08.09 – 09.09.2020

'The starting point is the story of my own life, shich began in Baghdad and brought me to Belgium. But I'm not doing a documentary about my life and I don't comment on political situations. I'm making a journey through the metaphors of the Arabic language, which is my mother tongue. – Mokhallad Rasem

For twenty years, Mokhallad Rasem has built up a collection of personal notes on a daily basis, jotting down images that appear to him in his dreams, memories that rise to the surface and impressions that strike his fancy from the world around him. Now between an empty bed and a box full of memories, Mokhallad Rasem first expresses deep thoughts and intense emotions, then comes up with tranquil observations and surprising fantasies. And all of this in Arabic, his native language, for the first time.

Dagboek van een leeg bed (Diary of an Empty Bed) is a poetic invitation to think about the passage of time, about distanceand intimacy, about having to say farewell and start all over again.


concept, spel & tekst Mokhallad Rasem | dramaturgie Erwin Jans | scenografie Mokhallad Rasem | productie Toneelhuis | productieleiding Tom Van Aken | videotechniek Paul Van Caudenberg | techniek Dominick Geentjens | vertaling & boventiteling Marthe Nelissen | decor decoratelier Toneelhuis (Jan Palinckx, Karl Schneider, Patrick Jacobs, Senne Suls & Niels Antonis- sen) | kostuum kostuumatelier Toneelhuis (Cindy Dierckx, Monique van Hassel & Kathleen Van Mechelen) | met dank aan techniek Bourla & Erik Borgman