2019

The Green Line explores intergenerational memory through the lens of four queer relationships in Beirut, Lebanon. Two women fall in love under the tumult of war while two men meet for the first time in the hidden recesses of the queer night life. At its heart, The Green Line is a contemplation of the way memories are inherited or erased from our lineages.

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EDMONTON FRINGE FESTIVAL (August 2019)

In August 2019, The Green Line had it's first fully mounted development production at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.  Here is the team:


DIRECTOR: Desirée Leverenz
CAST: Navtej Sandhu, Liana Bdéwi, Maher Sinno, and Makram Ayache
STAGE MANAGER: Roxanne Côté
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Sofia Lukie
SOUND DESIGN: Chris Pereira

POSTER DESIGN: Skye Oleson-Cormack

4.5/5 Stars! "Ayache, in the dual roles of Naseeb and Rami, leads a fine crew of actors through a vortex of memory, desire, and ever-shifting time, the characters looking for rebirth and change" - Tom Murray, Edmonton Journal

"...an affecting, well-written piece by Edmonton playwright Makram Ayache (last year's stellar Harun) that travels to a surprisingly wide vareity of places over 75 compelling minutes." - Alan Kellog, 12thnight Blog

"...fashioned a strong national cast of Navtej Sandhu, Liana Bdewi, Maher Sinno, and Ayache, who acts as well as he writes. Kudos also accrue to the rest of the team including director Desiree Leverenz, who keeps things moving briskly (and thoughtfully) throughout." - Alan Kellog, 12thnight Blog

"This is a universal, first-class production more than worthy of your attention." - Alan Kellog, 12thnight Blog

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THE RHUBARB FESTIVAL - TORONTO (February 2019)

In February 2019, The Green Line had two developmental showings supported by Buddies in Bad Times' Rhubarb Festival and as a part of York University's Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (Performance/Creation) program.  The following team was brought together:


DIRECTOR: Makram Ayache
CAST: Yousef Kadoura, Laith Al-Kinani, Sukaina Ibraheem, and Rayan Jamal
STAGE MANAGER: Madeleline Monteleone
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Madison Robinson
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Makram Ayache
POSTER DESIGN: Skye Oleson-Cormack