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  • Johanna | The Freedom Theatre | Page 11
    May 2015 and continuing until May 7 with screenings and performances by The Freedom Theatre and our Dutch partners Theatre Hotel Courage The Prince Claus Fund Gallery exhibition Freedom Theatre and the Oppressed places The Freedom Theatre s work Read More Reading of Suicide Note from Palestine at Unga Klara Stockholm 13 April 2015 Stockholmers don t miss a unique opportunity to hear The Freedom Theatre s Suicide Note from Palestine read at a Marathon Reading event on April 18 at Unga Klara Free entrance Read more Information in Swedish Marathon Reading av utländsk dramatik 18 APRIL KL 13 00 23 00 Lagret Unga Klara Under en hel dag och halv natt läser presenterar och Read More The Siege West Bank and UK tour April June 2015 10 April 2015 April 2002 Spring in Bethlehem A group of armed men seek sanctuary in one of the world s holiest sites as the Israeli army closes in with helicopters tanks and snipers Along with the fighters are some 200 priests nuns and civilians The siege lasts for 39 days paralysing the center of Bethlehem and keeping tens of thousands under curfew Inside the Church of Nativity Read More The second step 8 April 2015 We are ready to start the next stage of our child centre project as Manal Switat kindergarten teacher from Jenin and The Freedom Theatre s Micaela Miranda and Johanna Wallin arrive in Stockholm Sweden for a whole week of sharing and exploring pedagogical ideas starting with a visit to our partner Filosofiska s two kindergartens There will be visits to many other preschools Read More Politics Theatre and Cultural Resistance Panel discussion in London 7 April 2015 The Freedom Theatre s first ever tour of the UK kicks off with a first performance of The Siege on

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  • Johanna | The Freedom Theatre | Page 12
    the most important day of the year for us The memorial and celebration of cultural resistance started off with a street theatre piece performed by our theatre school students while the photography students showcased their latest exhibition Stories of an elderly generation Read More Jana Natya Manch from India visits The Freedom Theatre 3 April 2015 Sudhanva Deshpande from our partner Jana Natya Manch one of India s premier street theatre groups is at The Freedom Theatre holding a workshop with our Theatre School students Together they have prepared a short street theatre play that will be presented as part of the memorial on April 4th Sudhanva also participated in our recent Freedom Ride in occupied Palestine Read More 2015 Freedom Ride cultural resistance from Jenin to Jerusalem 30 March 2015 An intense transformative journey came to an end today on Land Day as this year s Freedom Ride in occupied Palestine finished The original plan was to spend the two last days of the Freedom Ride in Jerusalem A symbolic and actual defiance of the enforced separation between Palestinians in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem However realities on the Read More The Freedom Theatre Board member taken by Israeli army 19 March 2015 Mustafa Sheta secretary of the Board of The Freedom Theatre was taken from his home by Israeli soldiers in the early hours of March 19 Mustafa 35 years old and father of three children is a researcher and a journalist who is well known for his social and humanitarian activism He works with the United Nations and is also studying for Read More Coming soon The Siege 10 March 2015 In April 2015 The Freedom Theatre will premiere a brand new production across the West Bank and then embark on the theatre s first

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  • Cultural resistance – across Palestine | The Freedom Theatre
    success of Our Sign is the Stone based on stories from the village Nabi Saleh The Freedom Theatre returns to Area C to document the life and resistance of people in Atuwani in the South Hebron Hills The play that is being developed follows extensive research and interviews with community members with a special focus on the women who play a central role in Atuwani s struggle To me this play is a perfect exercise in cultural resistance says Faisal We go to a community that is facing unimaginable pressure and harassment from settlers and army Yet they have managed to stay together to fight together We collect their stories analyze them turn them into a play and then our students tell the stories to other communities around the West Bank The Atuwani play opens in Jenin on October 14th and will subsequently tour to villages towns and refugee camps among them of course Atuwani where several performances will be held Read more Gender based violence The second play that is being developed centers around the topic of gender based violence The project supported by UNESCO starts off with interactive theatre workshops with women in marginalized communities throughout the West Bank Based on the women s stories a play will be devised and presented in rural areas Bedouin encampments and refugee camps It will be accompanied by an educational package that will be distributed to the audience and to teachers Gender based violence is not only physical violence says Momin Switat a 2011 graduate of The Freedom Theatre School who has spent the last years studying at the London International School for Performing Art LISPA and now returns to The Freedom Theatre to work as creator on this production It has been on the rise in Palestinian society over the

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  • Johanna | The Freedom Theatre | Page 19
    and Theater In Read More Atuwani tours West Bank 17 October 2014 The Freedom Theatre s new production Atuwani opened in Jenin on October 14th and will soon embark on a tour to villages towns and refugee camps across the West Bank among them of course Atuwani where two performances will be held The play follows extensive research and interviews with community members with a special focus on the women who play a central role in Atuwani s struggle It is Read More Eid Mubarak 4 October 2014 Happy Eid al Adha to all those who are celebrating Eid al Adha is the feast of sacrifice and commemorates Ibrahim s willingness to sacrifice his son to God This festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca Read More New play for youth Power Poison 2 October 2014 Three young brothers are home alone Their father has left and promised to return but after some time the boys begin to wonder if he is ever coming back The brothers are faced with a series of problems that they need to solve in order to survive and to bring some stability to their lives What will they eat Who

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  • Johanna | The Freedom Theatre | Page 18
    in Jenin city and camp to audiences from the area as well as audiences from Qalqilya and Tulkarem The play has also been live streamed to an international audience Before Askadinya goes on tour to Bethlehem and Ramallah The Freedom Theatre Read More Bye Bye Gillo 10 November 2014 On November 17th at 16 30 The Freedom Theatre will host Al Harah s play Bye Bye Gillo The play centers around Al Gillalee a young Moroccan immigrant who lives illegally in Brussels This day Gillo is deported back to his country Gillo who is afraid of flying enters into a new path between the memory of the moment of his birth and the Read More Photo exhibition in Paris 6 November 2014 The French Friends of The Freedom Theatre in Jenin ATL Jénine invites you to the exhibition Pictures and Stories photographs taken by youth in Jenin Refugee Camp in Palestine 4 14 November 2014 Maison des Associations du 18ème 15 Passage Ramey 75018 Paris Metro Marcadet Poissonniers et Jules Joffrin Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 10 00 20 00 closed Tuesday November 11 Friday 13 00 20 00 Read More Suicide Note from Palestine re staged 3 November 2014 Amal embodying her own country Palestine is lying in a hospital bed Her heartbeat has stopped and medical staff wearing white UN marked coats are trying to resurrect her Amal has decided to die as a political act Suicide Note from Palestine originally produced in 2013 and performed to wide acclaim in Jenin Refugee Camp is now re staged and performed to new Read More Live stream of Askadinya 2 November 2014 Through our live stream channel you can watch The Freedom Theatre perform live and connect with us in post performance chats The next live stream will be the opening

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  • Johanna | The Freedom Theatre | Page 21
    interactive theatre approach used for community building collective trauma response and cultural activism In a Playback event audience members share true stories and watch as a team of actors and musicians transform these accounts into improvised enactments Since 2011 The Freedom Theatre s Freedom Bus has partnered with village Read More Thoughts on Gaza 24 July 2014 At The Freedom Theatre we are outraged and despaired at the relentless Israeli attack on Gaza The rising death toll the increasing number of wounded and the destroyed homes buildings and infrastructure the emotional wounds that will affect generations to come Jonatan Stanczak Managing Director of The Freedom Theatre recently sent a letter to the employees and friends of the Read More Statement by Palestinian performing art organizations 17 July 2014 17 July 2014 We cultural workers representing the majority of Palestinian performing art organizations condemn the current Israeli attack and aggression on Gaza and the indiscriminate killing and maiming of mainly civilians among them many children and women As artists the most powerful weapon we have is our ability to play dream and imagine The oppressive forces fear this weapon because Read More Ramadan Kareem 25 June 2014 Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar It is a time when Muslims around the world fast from dawn until sunset and turn their focus to prayer and spiritual reflection This year Ramadan will start on the 29th of June and continue for 30 days During Ramadan The Freedom Theatre will have limited opening hours We are happy to Read More Coming soon Joha 25 June 2014 Joha is a monodrama about an ancient tragicomic character who travels from history to today s Palestine and becomes puzzled by present realities Joha finds that everything is different names have changed geography has changed

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  • Johanna | The Freedom Theatre | Page 22
    Read More Photography workshop 17 June 2014 As part of an ongoing photography workshop we are proud to present the first work of our very talented young female photographers from Jenin Hala Waleed Diab Tasneem Housam Ahmad Melhem Olla Alia Saleem Isayed and Ruqea Mohammad Said Diab See all photos here Read More Summer camp 16 June 2014 The Freedom Theatre s summer camp has started and today nine boys aged 9 14 are gathered in the cinema room They have just finished watching Finding Nemo and are discussing issues that were brought up in the film Did you see how much Nemo s father cared about him asks Kamal Awad who is leading the group together with Motaz Malhees And Read More Artistic Director denied UK visa but the show will go on 15 June 2014 As part of a large scale British Palestinian theatre project the Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre Nabil Al Raee was scheduled to speak at a series of events in the UK throughout June see full tour dates and details The speaking tour is a preparation for a co production which is set to tour the UK in spring 2015 However Nabil Al

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  • Johanna | The Freedom Theatre | Page 50
    Refugee Camp is a Palestinian refugee camp located just south of Bethlehem in the Occupied West Bank Dheisheh was established in 1949 as a temporary refuge for Palestinians who were expelled from their ancestral lands west of Jerusalem and Hebron Read More Nabil Al Raee s trial 29 July 2012 In a military court hearing today July 29 Nabil Al Raee The Freedom Theatre s Artistic Director pleaded guilty to amended charges of assisting Zakaria Zubeidi one of the co founders of The Freedom Theatre in 2010 with food cigarettes and car drives and once answering Zakaria s question about presence of the Israeli army in the camp As insisted by Nabil s lawyer Read More The Monkey and the Turtle 29 July 2012 The Monkey and the Turtle is a children s play about friendship and loyalty based on Kalīlah wa Dimnah an ancient Indian collection of animal fables in verse and prose which goes back to the 3rd century BC The actors use the storytelling method to present it to their audience When August 1 9 pm Where The Freedom Theatre Jenin Refugee Read More Human Rights Watch end harassment of The Freedom Theatre 29 July 2012 The Palestinian Authority and Israeli military authorities should both end abuses against members of the West Bank based Freedom Theater Human Rights Watch says in a statement The Palestinian Authority PA arrested the theatre s co founder Zakaria Zubeidi in May 2012 held him incommunicado and allegedly tortured him It arrested his defense lawyer in July Israeli authorities arrested the company s artistic director Read More Nabil speaks about his time in detention 17 July 2012 The Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre Nabil Al Raee was recently released from Israeli prison on bail Awaiting the next court hearing at the

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