Written and directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam
In an unnamed totalitarian state, all forms of theater have been banned. When a condemned 1960s production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is discovered, it becomes the focal point for political resistance blogs and underground social networks. A dark satire on the decades of hopelessness and political inertia that have fed recent revolts across the Arab region, The Speaker's Progress is a daring theatrical metaphor for the mechanisms of dissent.
Production design by Sam Collins
Composer/Sound design by Lewis Gibson
Lighting design by Marcus Doshi
Costume design by Abdullah Al Awadhi