Borders ألسياج הגדר
Junction Theatre is proud to present their debut production - Borders.
Borders is a play about a Grindr encounter between two potential enemies, written by Nimrod Danishman.
Boaz (27) and George (25) meet on Grindr. One is in Israel, the other in Lebanon. They're both horny but can't meet physically. Something in their conversation excites them both. The distance, the “enemy”, the foreignness, the experience of being gay in another culture. They both fill a void the other has, becoming each other’s secret love. As they decide to meet in Berlin, the border between the countries heats up, and they’re forced to make difficult decisions.
Inspired by a real encounter between the Israeli writer and a Lebanese man on Grindr, Borders is a story about two people, never meant to meet or connect, who try to form an intimate relationship against all odds. Scripted very delicately and movingly with a touch of humour, it addresses the many complexities of the Middle East reality in which the geopolitical circumstances we are born into dictate the people we can naturally connect with.
With critically acclaimed productions of the play in the US, Germany and Israel, and following a UK premier at Birmingham’s Shout Festival in November 2021, this engaging story is finally introduced to London audiences, with a team that embodies border crossing in their very practice.
Junction Theatre would like to thank Shout Festival and NDT Broadgate for their kind support in the creation of Borders. We would also like to thank the wonderful networks we’re part of which are making a real change in the theatre industry - MENA ARTS UK and Migrants in Theatre.
Theatre Company Reviews:
“Very emotional and real”
“Authentic, genuine and very hot!”
“A deeper and more personal insight into life in the Middle East and how conflict impacts individuals”
“Great illustration of a cultural and social context not many people in the UK are familiar with”
“Memorable and heartfelt performance, well acted and executed”
“An emotional account of falling in love amidst politics, borders, violence”
“A touching, charming story”