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a collective attempt to grow with severed roots  

by Maria Dogahe

Artikel
07.12.23

Dear audience,

What does it mean for us to get together in a theater hall, in times of genocide, ecocide, mass extraction of resources and mindless destruction? Sure, we know the world is both incredible and brutal, but today it mostly seems incredibly brutal.

As many are forced to deroot themselves, as the grounds they’ve been tending to for centuries are getting annihilated, as entire family lines are being erased, as what’s been built patiently is reduced to dust in seconds, what can art mean ?

That question may seem absurd, yet it’s one that has been posed before. To look back to our own history can help us understand how crucial it is for us to take a stance today. To remember the generations of artists, refugees, audiences, workers, thinkers, activists, souls who have spoken up and not let things go. To plant ourselves in the soil they prepared and cultivate a bastard forest in it, full of trees with severed roots. In times of immense pain and injustice, we can still collectively attempt to mend these fractured connections and help each other grow while raising our voices to avoid more mutilation. Hopefully, the theatre can host us, as a place to escape for a few moments, as a space to reflect, invent new stories, confront each other and strategize. 

We’re calling on you to gather, exchange. Please dream together, act together. Please be many, in the theatres and in the streets, to listen, to shout, to witness, to support. Please stay sensitive, please feel everything, please take care. 

 

See you soon, 

Kaaitheater