Play Dead

Play Dead | Premiere: 2015 | Clipa Theater, Tel-Aviv

“Lee Meir and Meital Raz are two talented creators, with a wonderful imagination, that created a duet where the text has a meaningful place […] The two have rare timing – a most important comedic asset – and a wide range of subtle expressions. Overall – a radiant stage presence” – Ora Brafman/Dance Talk

In a series of make-believe games, Meital Raz and Lee Meir practice for life.

They go through an accelerated socialization process that includes observation, imitation, revolt and invention. In a shared imaginary landscape they trace boundaries and break them down. They check out what is legal and what is not, what should be and what could be, which laws “naturally” emerge and which ones are forgotten; they improve their survival skills and prepare themselves even for the worst of all. Through observing the principles of play amongst animals and children, they learn to play with full commitment, but also wonder how seriously they should take the process of play and when the play isn’t fun anymore. Everything is fatalistic, but also reversible; it’s just a game.

Created and Performed by: Meital Raz and Lee Meir | Dramaturgy: Yael Biegon-Citron | Artistic Direction: Idit Herman | Production: Clipa Theater, Diver Festival Tel Aviv | Residency at and support: CC – Choreographic Center Heidelberg | Special Thanks: André Lewski