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Produced by

Aluna Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille

Playwright: Suvendrini Lena
Director: Beatriz Pizano


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


February 25 - March 1, 2023


February 25th, 2023 – March 18th, 2023


A life full of love and resilience, in Gaza, is also a life interrupted by scarcity and bombardment. Rubble begins with Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s viral poem, Running Orders, where an ordinary family receives a call:


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Your house is next.

At the same time, in an abandoned theatre, a poet recites from the celebrated poetry of Mahmoud Darwish (as translated by Fady Joudah) and asks the both timeless and urgent question: What is the meaning of poetry amidst a state of siege? And what is our responsibility as we read, write, hear, and witness the survival of the human spirit in poetry? (


Lara Arabian Leila
Yousef Kadoura Mo
Sam Kalilieh Majid
Parya Heravi Noora
Roula Said The Poet

Creative Team

Suvendrini Lena Playwright
Beatriz Pizano Director
Trevor Schwellnus Scenographer
Marjorie Chan Dramaturge
Negar Nemati Costume Designer
Goli Zareyi Assistant Costume Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Ahmed Hegazy Assistant Sound Designer
Avideh Saadatpajough Associate Video Designer
Roula Said Original Compositions
Rimah Jabr Additional Dramaturgy


Flavia F. Martin Stage Manager
Reva Lokhande Apprentice Stage Manager
Carlos Varela Production Manager
Kristina McNamee Producer
David Hoekstra Props Contractor
Maria Paula Carreño-Martínez Outreach and Development Coordinator
Renato Baldin Marketing Manager & Strategist
Lena Khalaf Tufaha Script & Cultural Consulation
Rimah Jabr Cultural and Literary Consultant
Rahaf Fasheh TPM Community Consultant
Curtis Whittaker Head Carpenter
Kevin Yue Swing Technician
Mitchell Ayres Crew
Seán Baker Crew
Cindy Ci Crew
Frank Incer Crew
Ian Kelly Crew
Dan Makarewicz Crew
Kit Norman Crew
Zev Shoag Crew
Leighton Smith Crew
Christopher Sutherland Crew
Yusuke Takase Crew
Van Ward Crew
Edith Nataprawira Scenic Painter
Aryana Rizvi Scenic Painter
Sage Lovell Deaf Community Consultant
Aneesa Mustafa ASL Interpreter
Maher Sinno Captioning


David Fisher Venue Technician
Jonathan Rooke Production Manager
Nicole Eun-Ju Bell Assistant Production Manager