Pickled (بيكلد)

“So this is it? What are we supposed to do with this?”

إذن هذا هو؟ ما الذي يفترض بنا أن نفعل مع هذا؟

Sammy and Yousef sit across from each other at a kitchen table covered with yellow damask cloth. If dealing with their mother’s death wasn’t hard enough, trying to work out why a jar of pickles would be an appropriate thing to leave your two bereaved sons definitely is.

Pickled (بيكلد) is an Arab-Australian work in development about the experience of queer second-generation migrants preserving their histories. Part participatory, part theatre, this show is an ode to Australia’s diverse tapestry of culture and opportunity; it takes us through powerful recipes of home and mixes them in with ideas of creating a new life.

Performance will be followed by a Q & A facilitated by Arab Theatre Studio, and refreshments

Friday 30 June, 7.30pm – Allocation exhausted
Saturday 1 July, 7.30pm – Allocation exhausted

$10 per ticket


Concept and Story Created by Najee Tannous
Story Created and Directed by Hayden Tonazzi  
Story Created and Co-Directed by May Yousif 
Story Created by Antony Makhlouf 
Collaborator Francesco Pelli 
Movement Dramaturg Martin del Amo 
Cultural Dramaturg
 Alissar Chidiac and Hussein Khahil (Arab Theatre Studio)
Produced by 
PYT Fairfield

This is a work-in-progress performance. A work-in-progress is a performance that is not yet fully realised. We invite you, the audience to be part of the creative conversation.

This work is supported by Create NSW and Australia Council for the Arts.