Outburst is delighted to present a reading from a new Outburst commission by acclaimed playwright Raphael Amahl Khouri.

Behold the Enduring Psychosexual Power of Jeff Goldblum is a one-person work in development that explores the personal and historical relationship between trans people, theatre, plagues, plants, the anthropocene, Dionysus, Artaud, Queen Elizabeth I and Jeff Goldblum.

Following the reading, Raphael will be joined for a conversation on the work with translator and researcher Alice Guthrie, who is currently compiling the first ever anthology of queer Arabic writing, set to appear in parallel Arabic and English editions in 2021.

Raphael Amahl Khouri is a queer, transgender Arab documentary playwright and theatremaker living in Berlin. They are the author of several plays, including She He Me (2019), ICH BRAUCHE MEINE RUHE (2018) and No Matter Where I Go (2014). Khouri is also part of the Climate Change Theater Action. Their work has been published in Global Queer Plays (Oberon Books, 2018) and International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer anthology (Palgrave, 2016). It will also appear in the upcoming International Queer Drama Anthology (Neofelis Verlag) and the Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays.

Commission supported by British Council. Event supported by Goethe-Institut London.

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