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A reason to talk

Sachli Gholamalizad / kunstZ & KVS

Sachli Gholamalizad, an actrice with Iranian roots, tries to find out why she experiences such a difficult relationship with her mother. She confronts her mother and grandmother in a compilation of texts & video.

Selected for Jong Theater Aan Zee 2014 & Circuit X / Theaterfestival 2015-2016.


07.08.2014 - Cobra.be - Verdwalen als nomaden op TAZ
22.11.2014 - De Morgen - Moeder-dochter clash
19.01.2015 - De Standaard - Ik schaamde me voor mijn moeder
07.08.2015 - Exeunt magazine - 'A reason to talk' at Summerhall
08.08.2015 - Festmag - A reason to talk
11.08.2015 - Broadway Baby - A bold and beautiful piece of art
18.08.2015 - The Stage - 'A reason to talk' review
24.08.2015 - Brussel Nieuws - Theaterfestival: A reason to talk
01.09.2015 - De Morgen select - Podiumagenda
03.09.2015 - Theaterfestivalblog.be - Roel Verniersprijs
05.09.2015 - De Morgen / Cult - Ik heb nog niet veel kansen gekregen
18.09.2015 - Kifkif - A reason to talk
10.10.2015 - De Standaard Weekblad - Mijn overleden oom waakt over mij
12.10.2015 - Gazet Van Antwerpen - Ik acteer niet om bekend te worden
23.10.2015 - Uit in Brussel - Agenda - Mothers and daughters
14.11.2015 - Citta stadsmagazine GVA - Het water heeft me naar Antwerpen gelokt
06.05.2016 - The Theatre Reader - I always felt like an alien: ...


"Gholamalizad's performance conveys a palpably raw anger and resentment"
- FEST -
'A reason to talk' is equally moving, provoking and daring. A bold and beautiful piece of art.'
- Broadway Baby -
'Through these diverse mediums, she digs deep into her flaws, her hopes, her fears, and her family, creating a visually dense, and conceptually brilliant performance.'
- My Entertainment World -
'A failure to communicate between mother and daughter becomes an eloquent deconstruction of the limits of articulacy.'
- The Stage -
'A bravely personal piece.'
'The core premise and style of the approach are truly unique and with further shaping this piece could pack more of an emotional wallop.'
- *** EXEUNT -
'A Reason To Talk is a painful and searching show, in other words, as courageous as it is austerely inventive.'
'She becomes the DJ of her own family history, through a tangle of multimedia.'
- **** The Stage -
'Simply represents the story of all mothers and daughters.'
- **** The Scotsman -


BY & WITH Sachli Gholamalizad SET DESIGN Steven Brys technique & production manager DONALD BERLANGER COACHING Greet Vissers SOUNDSCAPE Andrew Claes PRODUCTION TEAM Mulanga Nkolo THANKS TO SHOKAT ARMON, SASKIA LIENARD, BART BAELE, JULIE DE CLERCQ, ZEYNAB HAMEDANI MOJARAD, EHSAN HEMMAT, SENJAN JANSEN, BART VAN NUYS PRODuction kunstZ, KVS & Royal Theatre Plymouth / Richard Jordan Productions Ltd. WITH THE SUPPORT OF De Vlaamse Overheid & Stad Antwerpen


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