Six years in an hour-and-a-half
For the past six years we have gone through fertility treatments. We never talked about it. There wasn’t anyone to ask in our surroundings, because not one couple talked about it.
A couple undergoing fertility treatments is stuck in a waiting room together with a chorus of waiting women. They deal with powers greater than themselves: the medical institution, which alongside the desire to help is busy with endless bureaucracy, ego and profit, family members, friends and strangers who ask “how they are” only deepening the trauma they are in and the thunderous silence regarding their emotional state.
This play is based on our story, stories of other women and couples and is comprised of moments from real and imagined memories, documentary materials and the choreography of waiting rooms.
Concept and text: Nataly Zukerman Koppel and Tomer Koppel
Direction: Atalia Branzburg, Ori Lenkinski, Nataly Zukerman
Movement Direction: Ori Lenkinski
Stage and Lighting Design: Iris Mualem
Costume Design: Kim Teitelbaum
Collaborating Performers: Lir Katz, Shira Hassid, Ori Lenkinski, Atalia Branzburg, Tomer Koppel Zukerman, Nataly Zukerman Koppel
Performers: Lir Katz, Shira Hassid, Ori Lenkinski, Atalia Branzburg, Tomer Koppel Zukerman, Nataly Zukerman Koppel, Smaher Badarna Mansour, Miri Farber, Shai Farber, Gil Farber
Video: Shaked Harrari
Artistic Mentor: Jason Morris Danino Holt
Production: Kaia Vincu
Sound: Eden Cohen