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  • Suicide Note from Palestine (2014) | The Freedom Theatre
    generation of Palestine a generation just as hopeless about their present as they are about the future During her dream Amal is invited to take part in a UN general meeting representing Palestine In her speech the girl embodying her own country announces her decision to die as a political act The play is a damning indictment of the complicity of the European American and Arab political elites in the Israeli occupation and repression of Palestine Sarah Irving Electronic Intifada The actors lead the spectators into a visual tour where lights and shadows create a disturbing atmosphere as Amal Palestine is forced to interact with all the external stakeholders that play a fundamental role in the current situation The violent Israeli army Israel as an occupying power an agreeable Europe a paternalistic United States and the hypocritical and self absorbed Arab world along with a United Nations medical team in charge of drugging Palestine during her uprisings A video camera takes the role of an actor as it documents and gives testimony mirroring the reality of the international community of Palestine s fate Suicide Note from Palestine is supported by Sida as part of the PAN program and by the European Union 2014 11 06 Johanna Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment DIRECTORS Nabil Alraee Micaela Miranda CAST Ahmad Al Rokh Alaa Shehada Christine El Hodali Faisal Abu Alheja Milad Qunebe Motaz Malhees Saber Shreim CREW Sami Saadi Sound Ahmad Matahen Stage Craft Linn Reinius and Gunnar Bergsten Set Designers Paulina Almeida Costume Designer Jacob Gough Light Designer Adnan Naghnaghiye Technical Head Alan Wright Production Manager Mohammed Yousef Stage Management and Tour Manager Habeeb AlRaee DSM on the book Mohammed Moawiya Video and Photography Special thanks Ashraf Sheta Amjad Haberieh

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/suicide-note-from-palestine-2014/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Askadinya | The Freedom Theatre
    school uniform the flyers that she distributed during the first Intifada the wheat fields and the harvest season the question her neighbour asked Did you really get engaged and all the things that remain in her vivid memory I looked at my life and asked how did it pass She had almost finished arranging these pictures then she realised that still under this tree there was a small dream that she could play with This play is based on stories from women who participated in interactive theatre workshops throughout the West Bank with a focus on marginalized communities Askadinya is a play on words Askadinya the loquat fruit and azka dinya the tastiest life The name of the play is taken from a true story told by a woman who came to represent both the women in this project and the symbolism of the tree in Palestinian culture It is also a question what is the most tasty life To be together men and women as equals or not All the stories we heard were of violence of the land and of occupation and how we oppress each other like a pyramid with the few and powerful on top and people on every level toward the bottom are kicking downwards Askadinya is supported by UNESCO Ramallah Office through the activities of Palestinian Women s Research and Documentation Centre PWRDC funded by the Government of Norway and in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Women s Affairs 2014 10 30 Johanna Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment CREATIVE TEAM Khulood Basel Tannous Creator and Actress Mo min Swaitat Creator and Actor Ahmad Al Rokh Actor Assil Abu Warda Actress Noor Al Raee Musician Frode Gjerlöw Dramaturg Ahmad Tobasi Production Manager Adnan

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/askadinya/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Power/Poison | The Freedom Theatre
    Who will be in charge Power Poison focuses on sibling relationships within an uncertain world and constant conflict as is the case in Palestine where the home environment is often affected by the instability outside It deals with the fear of abandonment that is common among all children but in Palestine this fear is aggravated by arbitrary arrests killings or other events that separate children from parents The play puts the spotlight on how children copy the reality they see around them in this case Jenin Refugee Camp and how the behaviour of adults affect how children imagine their future Power Poison will be live streamed on January 11 2015 at 12 00 CET Power Poison is funded by Sida as part of the PAN program and by the European Union 2014 10 23 Admin Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment CAST Alaa Shehada Oldest son Kbeer Milad Qunebe Middle son Nos Motaz Malhees Youngest son Sgheer CREATIVE TEAM Nabeel Al Raee Director Set Design Adnan Naghnaghiye Technical Manager Light Design Mohammed Moawiya Video and Photography Alan Wright Stage Management Mentor Mohammed Yousef Abu Atiya Production Stage Manager Habeeb Al

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/productions/powerpoison/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Productions | The Freedom Theatre | Page 2
    Atuwani means to wait patiently While settlements loom on the top of Atuwani s hills the inhabitants of this small community in Area C tell their stories of patience and struggle of waiting patiently for the day when all what is theirs will get back to its original owners In Atuwani we meet a multitude of characters the woman who stands in front Read More Enemy 12 May 2014 Enemy is a physical theatre production based on young actors personal stories reflecting upon three dimensions political social and individual looking into the dramatic events of the legendary Greek myth of Medusa and how they connect to the actors lives and narratives Medusa becomes a representation of the plight of the oppressed but also of the fierce strength inhabitant Read More Magic Notes 1 January 2014 Music City is a beautiful place where everyone spends their days playing music and dancing Each year the King organizes a big music festival inviting musicians from all over the world to perform But this year things starts to go wrong the people who have spent all their life dancing and playing music have not worked the children have not Read More Lost Land 20

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  • Productions | The Freedom Theatre | Page 3
    contemporary Palestinian society while exploring various forms of artistic expressions Past productions include adaptations of Animal Farm Alice in Wonderland Men in the Sun and The Caretaker as well as original plays such as The Siege Suicide Note from Palestine and Fragments of Palestine Suicide Note from Palestine 27 March 2013 One day before her final exams Amal has a concerning nightmare she is Palestine and she has decided to die Amal s nightmare drafts between confusion torture and despair notions set as strange characters that symbolise some of the key players in world politics that shape the land history politics and the occupation of her country During her dream Amal is Read More Stolen Dreams 20 February 2013 At his wedding Kamal a Palestinian poet is exiled by hidden hands He manages to comes back after two years only to discover that his fiancé has not known about his fate she thought he had left her With a poem he wrote while in exile he meets the fiancé Meanwhile a bomb falls from the sky A masked man appears Read More The Island 17 February 2013 This South African apartheid era drama inspired by a true story is set in a prison and revolves around two cellmates one who is soon to be released while the other is serving a life sentence They spend their days at mind numbing physical labour and at night rehearse for a performance of Sophocles Antigone Antigone who defies the laws of the Read More The Caretaker 1 August 2012 A stranger is brought home by Aston His room seems familiar but is disconnected from the world The balance of power shifts between them and Aston s brother Mick as the stranger slowly attempts to take over the house Soon we understand that the

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  • Productions | The Freedom Theatre | Page 4
    contemporary Palestinian society while exploring various forms of artistic expressions Past productions include adaptations of Animal Farm Alice in Wonderland Men in the Sun and The Caretaker as well as original plays such as The Siege Suicide Note from Palestine and Fragments of Palestine What Else Sho Kman 1 June 2011 Fragmentary in form with loosely connected scenes dissolving into each other Sho Kman is best described as a projection of the psychological impact of occupation in a densely populated area hemmed in by checkpoints Violence in this production is all pervasive Not just the violence of the occupier but the violence of the oppressed Sho Kman What Else encapsulates how Read More Alice in Wonderland 1 February 2011 Being forced into an arranged marriage Alice dreams about true love At her engagement party a White Rabbit appears and takes Alice on a disorienting journey to a new world Wonderland She is spun around and around on a revolving stage until she lands in front of a writhing hissing black clad punk rock Caterpillar who reveals her destiny she will free Read More Men in the Sun 1 June 2010 Three Palestinian refugees of different generations meet on their way to what they believe will amount to relative freedom and prosperity in Kuwait They are making the journey with the hope of helping their impoverished families left behind in Palestinian refugee camps But the route out of Jordan across Iraq and into Kuwait is a hard one This adaptation Read More Fragments of Palestine 1 June 2009 On an open black stage a colourful wedding is being celebrated The daughter of Abu Said is dancing surrounded by her family Suddenly the stage blows up and the happy event turns into a tragedy The fragments of the family are dispersed and

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  • Productions | The Freedom Theatre | Page 5
    and performing arts productions These plays often reflect comment upon and challenge the realities of contemporary Palestinian society while exploring various forms of artistic expressions Past productions include adaptations of Animal Farm Alice in Wonderland Men in the Sun and The Caretaker as well as original plays such as The Siege Suicide Note from Palestine and Fragments of Palestine Animal Farm 1 February 2009 Intifada the animals scream Strobe lights flash and heavy metal music blares as they chase Jones from the farm The animals are ecstatic They have finally overthrown their oppressor and now they are free They set the farm up as a commune where all animals are equal however disparities soon emerge and the commune s ideologies are manipulated and twisted by Read More The Journey 8 June 2008 Five young Palestinian men whose journey from the refugee camp to the sea turns into a great internal journey from the harsh reality of life under occupation to their aspirations for a better future The Bad Boys youth acting group s new production developed out of the play To Be or Not To Be performed at The Freedom Theatre in 2007 Under Read More To Be or Not

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  • The Island | The Freedom Theatre
    prisoners circumstances their souls are thirsty and art is the water that keeps them alive In Palestine as in apartheid South Africa we need to keep ourselves alive Watch this video on YouTube I am happy to hear that The Freedom Theatre of Jenin Refugee Camp has found relevance in the situation in South Africa in the 70 s when the play was written to highlight the struggle of the black people of South Africa I hope that the people who see your production tonight will find the relevance that moved us in the 70 s Let the applause ring out tonight as loud as it did when we first performed The Island in 1973 I am sorry I can t be in the audience tonight but I will be there in spirit John Kani co writer of The Island and actor They made me laugh they made me cry I have never seen the prisoner s issue addressed through art in such a wonderful sensitive emotional and strong way Audience member The Island is supported by Sida as part of the PAN program and the Swedish Postcode Lottery 2013 02 17 Johanna Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment CAST Faisal Abo AlHeja Mukhtar Ahmad Rokh Imam DIRECTOR and DESIGNER Gary M English ARTISTIC CONSULTANT Nabil Al Raee MOVEMENT Micaela Miranda CREW Production Manager Lighting Design Mentor Jacob Gough Stage Manager Ahlam Awad Assistant Stage Manager Habeeb AlRaee Stage Management Mentor Laura Wilson Stage Management Mentor Alan Wright Lighting Designer Operator Mohammed Saadi Sound Designer Operator Sami Saadi Technical and Logistics Manager Adnan Nahgnaghiye Photography and Graphic Design Mohammed Moawia PERFORMANCES March 7 2013 The Freedom Theatre March 9 2013 The Freedom Theatre March 10 2013 The Freedom Theatre March

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/the-island/ (2016-02-17)
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