HOW TO REMAIN A HUMANIST AFTER A MASSACRE IN 17 STEPS
Maya Arad Yasur
Variable cast of any gender
Hebrew text – English and German translation
An instruction guide of how to handle the inner struggle after a massacre between the human voice which calls for revenge and the safety of your children and the voice of reason which comes to remind you that all mothers want the same thing. The text investigates the idea of humanism seen in the light of the meaninglessness of war and from the mother’s perspective: Mothers on both sides of a conflict. Who do you turn to or listen to – or not at all! – to understand or put an end to the atrocities? God, the military, humanists from the peaceful Europe, the media including social media…? Heartbreaking text written during an ongoing conflict. While the text addresses a woman, the speakers may be of any gender. Theaters can make their own mise-en-scène or ask for permission to use an existing mise-en-scène by Sapir Heller for 1 female actor.