Weaving actual testimonies with documentation of the creation process, Ülfet Sevdi’s performance Numbers Increase As We Count… deals with the fate of women suffering the consequences of war in post-American occupied Iraq: displacement and forced sex-work. This counting refers to the number of victims: an endless performance if we were to continue the counting in an attempt to reach the actual numbers.
Originally from Turkey, Sevdi is a writer, theatre director, dramaturge, teacher and Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner now based in Montreal. In 2016, with Nicolas Royer-Artuso, she co-founded Thought Experiment Productions, to produce works with political content that integrate extensive research from the social sciences.
Co-developed with Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal