Voicelessness is a semi-documentary investigative play that illustrates the science fiction story of a mother and her daughter in the future. The girl is digging into a past which is our current present today. She has no choice but to reconstruct a selective story based on video excerpts and voices left behind in order to bring an end to the complexities of past that have become the issues of today. She is attempting to learn more about the suspicious disappearance of her grandfather more than fifty years earlier. But there is a lack of evidence…
Voicelessness sketches the portrait of a young woman who is desperately looking for an anchorage point in a dystopian world. Where can the truth be found? It tries to develop a delicate story by mingling voices, viewpoints and time.

Concept & Direction Azade Shahmiri | Text Soheil Amirsharifi & Azade Shahmiri | video Soheil Amirsharifi | performers Shadi Karamroudi & Azade Shahmiri | co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts Züercher Theatre Spektakel

Premiere: Kunstenfestivaldesarts | Brussels | May 2017
Presentations: Edinburgh International Festival, August 2017 | Zürcher Theater Spektakel, September 2017 | International Theatre Festival of Kerala ITFoK, January 2018 | Theatre de l'Usine, Geneva, March 2018 | Tehran City Theatre, Sayeh Hall, April 2019 | Wiener Festwochen, May 2019.

©Photo Roberta Cacciagla, Shauheen Daneshfar