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CAIRO – 11 March 2018: The Khoyout Troupe will be hosting a Playback Theatre Night on March 15, 2018 at Cairo's Gramophone club.
The troupe is composed of six Egyptians (Rasha, Khaled, Sarah, Amr, Nadine and Heba) who come from diverse walks of life but are united in their love of theatre. They use performing as a means of giving back to the community and spreading joy to the people. Operating since October 2016, the troupe has been actively working across Egypt, in venues such as Dawar, Gramophone,
, Kayan and more.
For this night, the playback performances will be centered on the theme of “Travel”.
Khoyout specializes in something known as Playback Theatre, which is a unique form of theatrical performance that's all about audience interaction with the performers.
Improvising is the name of the game; audiences recount personal experiences from their lives and, on the spot, the performers reenact them, taking care to be respectful and truthful.
Playback Theatre was founded in the U.S. in 1975 by Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas, and has since spread across six continents. The Middle East has one school dedicated to Playback Theatre, the Arab School of Playback Theatre, which is located in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and even has workshops in India.
Gramophone is a club located in Maadi, Cairo which is dedicated to artistic ventures. Describing itself as a 'second home', Gramophone is aimed at creating an inviting, welcoming environment that allows for a passion for art across all cultures to be nurtured.