A quest for identity and meaning
Atta Nasser, born in Jerusalem, and Scarlet Tummers, born in The Hague, meet on stage in a search for identity and meaning. Despite their differences and with their similarities, they want to know what faith means, both within religious practices and in everyday life. Faith meanders through their world, through their parents, partners and children. The result is a conversation between two makers who want to confront themselves, each other and the audience with their interpretation of what Jerusalem stands for. “You can learn something from every person you meet. Every person knows something that you don't know.” From this point of view, Scarlet Tummers and Atta Nasser try to understand each other. What do they think is the difference between good and bad, what gives rise to the urge to believe Jerusalem is the cradle of religion, of an ongoing conflict, but it is also a place where people live and laugh. This image therefore symbolizes that Jerusalem, in all its facets.
Jerusalem was created in the context of fellow STANders, an initiative in which young makers develop a performance under the auspices of STAN. Both Scarlet Tummers and Atta Nasser already have a bond with the company: Atta was part of Move (on) and Orphans, Scarlet van Somnia and De Kersentuin. In 2020 she created A Separation, a STAN performance based on Asghar Farhadi's Iranian film of the same name.