As Far As My Fingertips Take Me Favorite 



Jun 16 2019


Touring (US)

Peter Marks Review from the Washington Post:
“As Far as My Fingertips Take Me,” a performance piece about the ordeal of seeking refuge by Tania El Khoury that’s being presented for the next 2½ weeks in the lobby of Woolly Mammoth Theatre. For this hypnotic, one-audience-member-at-a-time experience, you pass through the door of a white-walled booth and slip into a white lab coat before putting on a pair of headphones.

The voice of performer Basel Zaraa, a Palestinian artist who fled Syria and resettled in Britain, comes over the headset, instructing you to roll up your sleeve and place your arm through the hole. Inscribed on the wall to your right are the words of the song of escape that Zaraa will soon sing to you in Arabic: “In the boats, all the faces are stressed/ Holding their breaths/ Bracing their wounds,” reads the English translation. “They’ve heard so much gunfire/ They no longer feel anything” (Marks).

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