(Solene Clausse’s Olivia Salazar-Winspear’s, Jennifer Ben Brahim’s Marion Chaval’s, Magali Faure’s and Clemence Delfaure’s article  appeared on France24, 5/7. Photo: arts24 © FRANCE 24)

Her powerful performances give voice to some uncomfortable truths. Lebanese playwright and director Chrystèle Khodr wades through the ruins of a society in her latest play “Ordalie”, exploring the social, political and physical wreckage of her homeland and its history. She tells us more about the quest for justice in contemporary Lebanon, why 19th-century playwright Henrik Ibsen is a fitting contemporary inspiration and how making theatre in a crisis-ridden country is a constant endeavour of creativity and solidarity among artists.

 

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