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  • The Freedom Jatha from Palestine to India and back! | The Freedom Theatre
    called the Freedom Jatha In the first India Palestine theatre collaboration Jana Natya Manch Janam from Delhi and The Freedom Theatre will create a unique theatre production telling stories of freedom and resistance from both nations The Freedom Theatre and Janam will give 30 performances across India in December and January followed by a tour of Palestine in April 2016 The Freedom Jatha is entirely funded by individual contributions You can be part of it http igg me at freedom jatha The Freedom Theatre and Janam are bound together by a common tragedy Janam co founder Safdar Hashmi was murdered while performing a play in 1989 while The Freedom Theatre co founder Juliano Mer Khamis was assassinated outside of the theatre in 2011 Sometimes the most difficult experiences are what bind us together says Jonatan Stanczak managing director of The Freedom Theatre Janam and TFT have suffered the loss of friends as a consequence of intolerance we are connected by experiences of resisting oppression in search of freedom This is truly people to people contact rather artist to artist says Sudhanva Deshpande of Janam They sought us out and we sought them out because we found inspiration in each other

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  • ‘The Island’ in France | The Freedom Theatre
    News The Island in France The Island in France Friends in France we are soon coming your way with a small tour of The Island Performances in Montreuil and Arcueil November 27 28 and December 1 The Island is a South African apartheid era drama inspired by a true story It 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 state to follow her conscience and her uncle who sentences her to die for her crime Is Antigone guilty Who decides The Freedom Theatre s adaptation of The Island reflects the experiences of Palestinian political prisoners and the abuses within the Israeli prison system The play also highlights the parallels between apartheid South Africa and Palestine today November 27 at 14 00 November 27 and 28 at 20 30 Théâtre Berthelot Montreuil December 1 at 20 30 Espace Jean Vilar Arcueil For more details contact our Friends Association in France ATL Jénine 2015 11 08 Johanna Share tweet

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  • New play for children: Math Exam | The Freedom Theatre
    directed by Ahmad Al Rokh Math Exam is The Freedom Theatre s first children s play that is entirely created in house based on stories from children in Jenin Refugee Camp The play will open on January 9 2016 and run for 20 performances during the winter school holidays The process of creating the play started with theatre workshops with children Ahmad Al Rokh explains Through games exercises and interviews with children I understood that their reality is very different from the adult reality here in Jenin Refugee Camp They of course know of the occupation but it s an abstract concept They dream of simple things going to the sea travelling flying on an airplane and most commonly leaving school This to me was the most interesting answer Most of the children expressed how they dislike and fear their teachers or the teaching methods and most of all they dislike the exams Children in Jenin Refugee Camp move in an endless circle of home school street Math Exam illustrates this and how children feel pressure from their families and from the schools It uses comedy animation and imagination to touch upon serious issues in society such as the occupation poverty and problems in the educational system With Math Exam Ahmad Al Rokh makes his debut as a director I always wanted to direct I like comedy especially black comedy and using comedy with children is a real challenge This will be a good experience for me to put everything I learned in The Freedom Theatre since 2006 to use in this play When Ahmad Al Rokh grew up in Jenin Refugee Camp theatre was an unknown concept Now there is one in our neighbourhood the children grow up with The Freedom Theatre In my opinion they are the most

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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 6
    Central School of Speech and Drama in London Our hope is that this will be a start of a fruitful relationship The aim of this workshop is to combine the continued learning of the students in Read More Child youth theatre project continues 9 September 2015 After last summer s hugely successful summer camp the participants were invited to join ongoing theatre workshops We are running two workshops a week with different age groups The commitment from the children and youth is inspiring says Alaa Shehada one of the trainers who is a graduate of The Freedom Theatre School The summer camp was an initial introduction to theatre that was very playful Read More Brecht workshop at The Freedom Theatre 7 September 2015 Our Theatre School students have begun their autumn term with intensive training in Brecht theatre The course is led by Robert Lyons Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at Gothenburg University The course will alternate lectures and discussions with practical workshop sessions Russian political experimental theatre and art from 1917 through the 1920s and European theatre and art from the same period and through Read More For Palestine Freedom Jatha 27 August 2015 In the first ever India Palestine theatre collaboration The Freedom Theatre will join forces with the legendary street theatre group Jana Natya Manch Janam for a three month residency in India Intensive workshops involving The Freedom Theatre s students and some of India s foremost theatre experts will result in a unique theatre production telling stories of freedom and resistance from both nations that will Read More October 15 28 Playback Theatre intensive in occupied Palestine 17 August 2015 This October The Freedom Theatre will be offering a 12 day Playback Theatre intensive in the West Bank Applications are invited from cultural activists community organizers

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/category/news/page/6/ (2016-02-17)
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  • End the longest occupation in history | The Freedom Theatre
    all the hardships Palestinian arts and cultural institutions continue to work in the West Bank Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem using the arts to mobilize and educate In recent weeks the occupying Israeli military and armed Israeli settlers have deliberately killed and targeted innocent children and youth burned farming lands homes mosques and churches and have instituted policies of attacking and dividing Palestinian Holy Sites These premeditated policies of provocations collective punishment and deep rooted racism against the Palestinian people requires now more than ever a voice of support courage and humanity to be heard in Palestine and across the world Please find links depicting Israeli aggression and blatant racism against the Palestinian people https www youtube com watch v J3535PnzqnE https www youtube com watch v AGGp4e2oUhk https www facebook com Raya fm videos 1107195715957221 comment tracking 7B 22tn 22 3A 22O 22 7D https www youtube com watch v TnX4UyzQgjk We call upon our fellow artists and cultural workers and organizations to Discredit and oppose mainstream manipulation of news and facts Continue your solidarity advocacy and lobbying with regards to the injustice that Palestinian people have witnessed Pressure your governments to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine dismantling the Israeli settlements and Separation wall and barriers and support international protection for Palestinians Support and endorse the Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel PACBI thereby boycotting and refusing to be complicit in the ongoing occupation until Israel fully abides by International Humanitarian Laws Share your statement or action with us by e mailing to info ppan ps Representative organisations in the Palestinian performing arts community who have endorsed this call Palestinian Performing Arts Network www ppan ps Al Harah Theatre Bethlehem www alharah org The Magnificat Association Jerusalem www magnificat custodia org The Edward Said National Conservatory of

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  • The India countdown starts now! | The Freedom Theatre
    city tour of India with over 30 performances and events with local artists A tour in occupied Palestine showcasing the work produced in India A documentary film and a book about the project The Freedom Jatha for Palestine is entirely funded by individual contributions You can be part of it http igg me at freedom jatha We need to raise 20 000 to cover the costs of travel simple accommodation production of a street theatre play and touring it in India and Palestine Every penny we raise will go directly to these essential costs We will make this Freedom Jatha happen If we don t raise the full amount we will make do with what we have If we raise more we will do more So what s in it for you Well in addition to the obvious satisfaction of knowing you have done your bit to support our cause there are a few unique perks involved One of India s foremost visual artists Orijit Sen has designed unique art pieces for this Freedom Jatha and we want to give them to you Get your own limited edition screen print signed by the artist or your own exclusive tote bag

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/the-india-countdown-starts-now/ (2016-02-17)
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  • New issue of Voices magazine, #1 2015 | The Freedom Theatre
    FRIENDS SUPPORTERS France Germany Portugal Scotland Sweden UK USA Supporters عربي Home News New issue of Voices magazine 1 2015 New issue of Voices magazine 1 2015 A new issue of The Freedom Theatre s Arabic youth magazine Voices is now available the theme is popular resistance in Palestine Read and download 2015 10 05 Johanna Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/new-issue-of-voices-magazine-1-2015/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Happy Eid Al-Adha! | The Freedom Theatre
    LIVE STREAM DONATE FRIENDS SUPPORTERS France Germany Portugal Scotland Sweden UK USA Supporters عربي Home News Happy Eid Al Adha Happy Eid Al Adha The Freedom Theatre will be closed from Wednesday September 23 until Monday September 28 The Freedom Theatre family wishes you happy Eid al Adha 2015 09 23 Johanna Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment

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