Violence against women is a subject often talked about these days, but this time around, theatre spoke.
Silent Voices is a play written and performed by young Jordanian men and women who managed through their powerful performance to deliver portraits of the harsh reality suffered by so many women many of whom go unnoticed and find themselves forced to cope with abuse in its different forms: physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse.
In addition to being based on real life stories, what I found most moving about the play is the amount and the intensity of the dramatic content materialized through the actresses and actors’ compelling and emotionally evocative performance, not to mention the great job on the music by Rum’s Nour Abu Haltam, and the maestro of it all, director Majd Mdanat.
One girl told me the play was too disturbing for her, another told me she liked to see some sort of a positive male character in it. I must say I too was waiting for a spark of hope, a light at the end of the tunnel, but after all this play is about shedding light on the problems that we still have under wraps in our society and that we can’t pretend to have solved, although many good people are working on that, including the cast of the play. It’s not a feel good play, and I believe it was more than successful in achieving its purpose.
For more information on show times check out the play’s page on facebook here