A multimedia presentation of Leaves from Aleppo: Saleh, a Collage with Scott Minar and Philip Terman.
A translator in Aleppo, Syria; a mute Syrian poet deceased after imprisonment in the 1980s; a Jewish-American writer from Clarion University—Franz Kafka and Auschwitz. These are the elements of the true-life multimedia presentation Leaves from Aleppo: Saleh, a Collage, assembled, written, and performed by Philip Terman and Scott Minar. The performance piece is presented in the style of a dramatic stage reading, accompanied by audio recorded in Aleppo by Dr. Saleh Razzouk—the subject of the presentation—by photos and video clips from the region and elsewhere, and including new translations of poetry and fiction from Syria in the first live performance of these works in the United States. Terman and Minar hope to shed light on the human cost of civil war and tragedy in Syria by presenting Saleh’s life and words, his translations and his fiction, inside the frame of performance art and audiovisual collage.