Mama – Ahmed El Attar



Country: Egypt Director: Ahmed El Attar Genre: Theater Duration: 75 mins Language: Arabic with subtitles
While men are only passing through, it is the women who remain. In this bourgeois living room in Cairo, men take up all the space, however. A room that serves at once to protect family intimacy and to welcome visitors from outside, this seemingly ordinary location provides countless creative possibilities for expressing the symbolic and physical imprisonment of the Arab woman and her children.
**Co-produced at the 72nd edition of Festival D’Avignon where it premiere in July 2018.
Previous Tours:
  • 1-7 July: AUC Falaki Theatre and Gallery, Cairo, Egypt 
  • 18-19, 21-23 July: Festival d’Avignon, France
  •  9 Oct.: Théâtre Paul Éluard, Choisy-le-Roy, France
  • 11-14 Oct: MC93 Bobigny / Festival d’Automne à Paris, France
  • 16-17 of Oct: MCB Bourges, France 
  • 10 Nov: Festival Les rencontres à l’échelle, Marseille, France, 
  • 15-6 Nov: Festival TNB Rennes, France
  • 14-15 May: Le Quartz, Scène nationale, Brest, France
  • 18 May: Le Liberté, Scène nationale de Toulon, France
  • 11 -22 Sep: Falaki Theater, Tahrir Cultural Center, Cairo, Egypt


"In Mama, fourteen actors exhibit in an almost clinical manner all the paradoxes of the mother’s figure”

La Terrasse / France 2018