EVE is a collaborative performance project which deconstructs John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and the Adam & Eve myth, through the lens of Palestinian liberation. Using puppetry, movement, poetry, and song, EVE queers, disrupts, re-imagines, and stitches together multiple timelines: from pre-Adamic origin stories to Milton’s life to the existential and lonely spaces of the Palestinian diaspora. At a juncture where Ars Poetica meets myth, EVE links seemingly disparate histories to a more hopeful and vibrant sense of future and homeland.
Queer Palestinian American Co-Creators, George Abraham and Fargo Nissim Tbakhi, first workshopped a performance of EVE at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan in 2021. George and Fargo are continuing to develop the piece with the goal of presenting a revised version of EVE as part of a collaboration with the Arab American National Museum, Mizna, National Performance Network, and Silk Road Rising.