Life lived backwards
(Det levda baklänges)

Dramaten& and Osynliga Teatern

Teater Bråddgatan 34
Tuesday May 23, 13:00-14:15
Tuesday May 23, 17:30-18:45
Wednesday May 24, 12:00-13:15
Wednesday May 24, 15:00-16:15
Wednesday May 24, 19:00-20:15
Thursday May 25, 14:00-15:15
Thursday May 25, 17:00-18:15
Thursday May 25, 21:00-22:15

In 2015, 162,877 people applied for asylum in Sweden, people who do not currently know whether they will be allowed to stay. One of them was Marwan Arkawi. Through this performance, the audience is given a unique insight into his journey.

Det levda baklänges makes use of Virtual Reality-glasses, 3D-sound and a personal encounter in an attempt to make the arcane comprehensible. It becomes a modern drama in two acts: in the first act, the audience sees the world through the eyes of Marwan; in the second act, they meet him in a live encounter.

Det levda baklänges is about the different spaces of asylum and the personal story that the audience experiences through those who seek asylum. The performance is based on interviews and testimonies from men and women who have applied for a residence permit in Sweden, solicitors who have worked with the cases, and interpreters and administrators at the Department of Immigration. It is a documentary theatre collage in which the audience is able, through VR-glasses and physical encounters, to experience the performance together with the subject whose life is being portrayed.

Photo: Jonas Eng

By: Marwan Arkawi, Tomas Rajnai and Jens Nielsen
Diretors: Tomas Rajnai and Jens Nielsen
Set and Costume Design: Annika Tosti
Sound Design: Tomas Rajnai and Jens Nielsen
Cast: Marwan Arkawi