Goats is the major new play by Syrian playwright and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji, and is set in a small Syrian town where , soldiers are celebrated as heroes and grieving families are nourished on propaganda. The local party leader decides on a radical compensation scheme: a goat for each son martyred.

“Has anyone ever told the truth? Has anyone ever demanded it? Does anyone want it? Does anyone even need it?"

The piece was staged as a reading as part of Told from the Inside: new plays from Syria and Lebanon in March 2016.

Liwaa Yazji's other theatre work includes Here in the Park and Q&Q. She was born in moscow and grew up in Damascus. She was the resident poet poet at Poets House New York in 2015 where her book Three Poems was published in English. 

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Liwaa Yazji
Hamish Pirie
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Translated by Katharine Halls

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