Past Event

Nov 08—19, 2017

Gardens Speak


★★★★ “This piece will change the way you think…”

— What’s on Stage

Put your ear to the ground. Those who resist are not forgotten.

Enter the world of Gardens Speak : a stunning, full-body interactive experience that sold-out at The Public’s Under The Radar Festival in New York. Only 10 people admitted per hour.

Across Syria, many gardens conceal the dead bodies of activists and protesters who took to the streets during the early periods of the uprising against the Ba’athist government in 2011. These domestic burials play out a continuing collaboration between the living and the dead — each providing safety, truth and a voice for each other. In Gardens Speak , Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury carefully reconstructs the oral histories of ten ordinary people and transforms Syrian statistics into universal, human stories.



Emerson Paramount Center
Robert J. Orchard Stage
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111


Nov 08, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017


40 minutes

Tickets $45 (GA)

Ages 16+

Due to limited space per each performance, advanced booking is strongly recommended.