Juicy Refuge – Anger
Khadija El Kharraz Alami, Mathieu Charles

Anger as an inevitable emotion that does not need to be avoided. Anger as a political refuge in response to violence, exploitation and exclusion. Anger as a force to intimately sit with, stir and simmer in, create with, change from.

Khadija El Kharraz Alami
Performers, artists and researchers Mathieu Charles and Khadija El Kharraz Alami each work from an embodied understanding of anger. In Fanon Mixtape and AKOMFRAHDIO, Mathieu Charles is driven by anti-colonial desire. In Nu Ben ik Medea and The Waves, Khadija El Kharraz Alami explicitly addresses the ways in which her body, voice and story are erased. Anger about the white, patriarchal society entangles with dreams of decolonial, queer futures.
Khadija El Kharraz Alami graduated from HKU Theater School in 2014. As a performer she received amazing reviews and prizes for a lot of her performances, especially for her international acclaimed solo performance NU BEN IK MEDEA, which she made together with production company Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam. She performed for the National Theater The Hague, with Theatre National de Strasbourg and the Thalia theater. On television she starred in Dutch series like Black Widow as Aisha and in the series Zuidas as Yasmina. Afterwards she starred as one of the leads in Urszula Antoniak’s new feature film Splendid Isolation, that had its international première at IFFR 2022. Most recently she landed a recurring role in the Belgian award winning series Roomies, created and directed by Kato de Boeck en Flo van Deuren. In oktober 2023 she will have an international tour of NU BEN IK MEDEA in Sweden.

Mathieu Charles (1984) is a Mauritian Creole / Belgian theatre maker and spoken word performer. He also gives creative writing workshops and lectures about the multidimensionality of (de)colonization. For the next two projects, he’s working with de Brakke Grond, RIGHTABOUTNOWINC, Productiehuis Rotterdam and VierNulVier.