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Playwright: Suvendrini Lena
Director: Beatriz Pizano

An Aluna Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille co-production

February 25th, 2023 – March 18th, 2023


A life full of love and resilience, in Gaza, is also a life interrupted by scarcity and bombardment. Rubble begins with Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s viral poem, Running Orders, where an ordinary family receives a call:


You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.

Your house is next.

At the same time, in an abandoned theatre, a poet recites from the celebrated poetry of Mahmoud Darwish (as translated by Fady Joudah) and asks the both timeless and urgent question: What is the meaning of poetry amidst a state of siege? And what is our responsibility as we read, write, hear, and witness the survival of the human spirit in poetry?


Lara Arabian, Yousef Kadoura, Sam Kalilieh, Parya Heravi, Roula Said

Creative Team

Playwright: Suvendrini Lena

Director: Beatriz Pizano

Scenographer: Trevor Schwellnus

Dramaturge: Marjorie Chan

Costume Designer: Negar Nemati

Sound Designer: Thomas Ryder Payne

Associate Video Designer: Avideh Saadatpajough

Original Compositions: Roula Said

Additional Dramaturgy: Rimah Jabr

Assistant Costume Designer: Goli Zareyi

Assistant Sound Designer: Ahmed Hegazy

Production Manager: Carlos Verala

Stage Manager: Flavia F. Martin

Assistant Stage Manager: Reva Lokhande

Cultural & Literary Consultants: Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Rimah Jabr

Community Consultant: Rahaf Fasheh


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