A Knock on the Roof

World Premiere | piece by piece productions by Khawla Ibraheem, directed and developed by Oliver Butler
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About

Mariam prepares for war.

She knows that the army often drops small warning bombs on residential buildings in Gaza, giving tenants 5-15 minutes to evacuate before a rocket demolishes their home. So, she decides to train for the possibility of this “Knock on the Roof”, frantically (and often comically) practicing how far she can run in five minutes, and what she can carry to safety.

Starring Khawla Ibraheem and directed by Obie Award-winner Oliver Butler, this heartbreaking, gripping, and surprisingly comedic solo show comes to Edinburgh for only 12 performances ahead of a highly anticipated Off-Broadway run in January 2025.

A Knock On The Roof is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Image: Wael Abu Jabal

With support from the A.M. Qattan Foundation & El-Hakawati Theatre.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.


If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on boxoffice@traverse.co.uk or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


Credits

  • DirectorOliver Butler (he/him)
  • Lighting Design/TDMuaz Aljubeh (he/him)
  • Sound DesignRami Nakhleh (he/him)
  • Projection DesignerHana S. Kim (she/her)
  • Scenic DesignFrank J. Oliva (he/him)
  • Production Stage ManagerLisa McGinn (she/her)
  • Associate Sound DesignerBryn Scharenberg (she/they)
  • Khawla Ibraheem (she/her)

    Mariam


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