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Omar and Dawn

Omar, a first-generation Lebanese Muslim Australian, has been in and out of foster homes all his life. Then he is placed with 80-year-old Dawn.

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Omar and Dawn

Date: 12 Jun 2019

Omar, a first-generation Lebanese Muslim Australian, is in and out of foster homes.

Determined not to return to life on the streets, he is placed with 80-year-old Dawn.

Meanwhile, Omar’s best friend Ahmed has been rejected by his family for being gay, and is now a sex-worker living under a bridge.

Unflinching and unapologetic, Western Sydney playwright James Elazzi paints a searing portrait of sexuality and isolation.

“I wrote Omar and Dawn because I believe it’s important to shed light on difficult issues that exist within the Lebanese community,” Elazzi told Audrey Journal. “I believe that Australian theatre should be brave, raw, and start a conversation, be that of sexuality within minority groups or mental health, class and breaking the mould of what is considered traditional roles within the family structure.

“The play brings together two people that on the surface, are polar opposites, but just a little scratch and we learn that they both crave the same things.”

Dino Dimitriadis directs. Maggie Blinco, Lex Marinos, Antony Makhlouf and Mansoor Noor feature.

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