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  • Magic Note opening January 25 | The Freedom Theatre
    to pay taxes and buy tickets to the festival The people agree because they love music But the instruments believing that this decision is unjust start playing the magic notes of a revolution The Freedom Theatre is proud to present its first professional play for children Magic Note inspired by the German folktale The Pied Piper of Hemline The play is written and directed by Ahmed Tobasi a former student of The Freedom Theatre School who has spent the last five years making a career for himself as an actor in Norway He is very happy to be back at The Freedom Theatre sharing his skills and experiences with new generations of aspiring actors This is what I wanted to do even before I left Palestine Ahmed says In many ways directing this play is my dream come true I get to do what I believe in in the way that I feel is right for my community I can see that me returning to Jenin and to The Freedom Theatre motivates the students and puts a certain kind of sparkle into their acting When asked why he chose this particular piece Ahmed says that to him Magic Note symbolizes life in Palestine His main aim with the play is to bring children on a journey to a magic place far away from the reality in which they live where they can imagine learn and reflect upon what they see Although Magic Note is primarily a children s play Ahmed believes it is relevant for any age All of us have lost our childhood in a way Our society is not like most others in that sense I hope whole families will come to see the play as there are many lessons in it for children as well as for

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  • In memory of Josef Harringer | The Freedom Theatre
    Camp to attend the awarding of scholarships to graduating students of the Theatre School The Freedom Theatre through its Friends Association in Sweden has received 16 000 SEK from Josef Harringer s relatives and friends Prior to the funeral we asked people to donate money to The Freedom Theatre instead of buying flowers say Josef s parents We are delighted that this money can be put to use for scholarships for young acting students Josef would have liked that very much Ewa Harringer will come to The Freedom Theatre in connection with the awarding of grants to graduating students on April 4 This day is also the anniversary of the assassination of Juliano Mer Khamis co founder of The Freedom Theatre A main theme in Josef Harringer s work was giving voice to the most vulnerable people in society the ones that nobody listens to The Freedom Theatre does the same This is why it means so much to us that Josef s parents chose to give a gift to The Freedom Theatre in Josef s memory It is not only an important financial support to our theatre students but also an act of solidarity We are deeply honoured to be carrying on Josef s legacy says Jonatan Stanczak Managing Director of The Freedom Theatre Josef Harringer was a talented actor with great stage presence and poise He started with theatre already at twelve years old and during his all too short life he was part of several independent theatres as well as Unga Folkteatern in Gothenburg where many recall his portrayal of Lennie in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Josef also worked on film with his father and produced more than 30 films mainly documentaries Many of these focused on social and political issues and several have

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/9201/ (2016-02-17)
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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 27
    at the house of the former Governor of Jenin Kadura Musa in May 2012 Zubeidi who has repeatedly affirmed his innocence in relation to the allegations leveled against him expressed his relief and gratitude towards the people who have stood Read More Commands Theatre students final project 28 February 2014 Our third year Theatre School students will soon be ready to fly out into the world of theatre and performing arts They graduate in April but before then to try their wings they have been given a great challenge as their final project The assignment Commands consists of four themes Forbidden Excellent In difficult times my heart is my guide and What do you need Read More Omar screening and after party with Eyad Hourani 27 February 2014 Join the US Friends of the Freedom Theatre celebrating Oscar nominated film OMAR and co star EYAD HOURANI this Thursday March 6th 7 45 PM Angelika Film Center to watch OMAR 10pm The Brooklyneer 220 W Houston Street following the showing for Happy Hour drinks with co star of the film and The Freedom Theatre graduate Eyad Hourani For Read More Playback workshop in Amman 25 February 2014 9th 13th March 2014 10am 4 30pm each day PLAYBACK THEATRE is an interactive theatre approach used in over 60 countries as a tool for community building and cultural activism In a Playback event audience members share personal stories and watch as a team of actors and musicians transform these accounts into improvised theatre pieces In this 5 day intensive participants Read More UK tour launch 20 February 2014 In 2015 The Freedom Theatre will tour Britain for the first time To launch this tour our UK Friends will have a screening of Arna s Children as well as a Q A about The

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/category/news/page/27/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Photography workshops | The Freedom Theatre
    aimed at strengthening the theatre s ability to strengthen the child perspective in all its work be it drama photography creative writing or filmmaking According to the photography instructor Baraa Sharqawi the purpose of the photography workshops is to give the children space to express themselves by taking pictures filming and playing at the same time The workshops are held two hours a day for eight days in total They started at a time when the schools run by UNRWA were closed and the children didn t have any really valuable activities so they spent their time either at home or in the street Baraa provides basic information about what photography is and how to use the camera for taking pictures as well as for making films At the beginning the workshops were more theoretical then the participants started applying what they learned In the workshops kids have the opportunity to express themselves how they play what they dream about and what their lives are really like says Baraa The children are really excited to be doing something worthwhile in their life They have been given the tasks of interviewing and filming each other and then review the recordings witch

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/photography-workshops/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Magic Note – the success continues! | The Freedom Theatre
    that Magic Note has been a tremendous success beyond anything we could have hoped for Magic Note is such a joyous play full of music dance humour and happy colours yet it carries many profound messages for children and adults alike It speaks about the need to stand up against injustices the need to protect children and about how anyone of us can be the spark that lights the fire Children by the hundreds have lined up every day to get their free tickets and once inside the theatre they have followed every scene with wide eyes and full concentration They have laughed cheered clapped and chanted along with the actors Children s rights Children s rights And the next day they have come back for more Rania who is in charge of the tickets said the other day Even when I m heading home after work kids follow me for tickets With this kind of crave for theatre we simply can t say no So we have decided to continue offering performances of Magic Note throughout February Every Tuesday there will be one performance at 11 00 for schools and one at 15 00 for the general public You

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  • Join the March Freedom Ride! | The Freedom Theatre
    March Freedom Ride Join the March Freedom Ride Stand on the right side of history Join the 2014 March Freedom Ride and add your voice to the global campaign to end Israeli apartheid and settler colonialism For more information or to register please email freedombus thefreedomtheatre org The Freedom Bus an initiative of The Freedom Theatre uses interactive theatre and cultural activism to bear witness raise awareness and build alliances throughout occupied Palestine and beyond From March 17 to 29 we will organize a Freedom Ride in the Jordan Valley and South Hebron Hills where artists and activists from across Palestine and abroad will join Palestinian farmers and herders at risk of forced expulsion from their ancestral homelands The March Freedom Ride will include building and reconstruction work protective presence activity guided walks interactive workshops and cultural events Sign up and learn more Join the 2014 March Freedom Ride event on Facebook to stay updated Learn more about the Freedom Bus project and see statements from previous Freedom Ride participants The March Freedom Ride is organized by The Freedom Theatre in partnership with Jordan Valley Solidarity www jordanvalleysolidarity org and the South Hebron Hills Popular Committee 2014 01 28 Johanna

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/join-the-march-freedom-ride/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Magic Note opens today! | The Freedom Theatre
    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 gone to school and the fields have not been tended to and thus yield no crops One of the King s ministers suggests a solution every man woman and child in the kingdom are to work all day and all night for a week in order to pay taxes and buy tickets to the festival The people agree because they love music But the instruments believing that this decision is unjust start playing the magic notes of a revolution Magic Note our new theatre play for children opens today January 25th at 15 00 and we just sold our 100th ticket YOU our dear supporters have once again shown us incredible generosity and solidarity We can t thank you enough for helping us spread the magic to the children of Jenin Camp Read more about Magic Note Get your own

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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 26
    occupation forces who entered the camp during the night The killed were Hamza Abu al Haija 22 Mahmoud Abu Zeina 17 and Yazan Mahmoud Basim Jabarin 22 Many more were injured some of them critically Jenin Refugee Camp is mourning Read More The Freedom Bus is on the road 21 March 2014 The 2014 March Freedom Ride is on its fifth day and so far it has already become an unforgettable experience with many beautiful difficult and emotional moments Volunteer work playback theatre performances and sharing stories with community members mixed with confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces who have attempted to disrupt many of the activities of the March Freedom Ride Read More Commands 17 March 2014 Our third year Theatre School students were given a great challenge as their final project The assignment Commands consisted of four themes Forbidden Excellent In difficult times my heart is my guide and What do you need To be With these commands as the starting point the students were free to develop their own projects They were in charge of everything from storyline directing set design Read More The Freedom Theatre in USA 12 March 2014 Nabeel Al Raee the Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre will soon visit the US to participate in several events 22 3 Middle East Cafe Busboys Poets presents The Freedom Theatre On March 22 Nabeel Al Raee will be at Busboys Poets Middle East Café in Washington DC to explore why and how theatre is a basic tool of life that Read More Presenting Theatre School class of 2014 5 March 2014 On the 6th of January a group of 18 aspiring actors theatre workers dramatists and filmmakers commenced the eight week trial period for The Freedom Theatre School a three year educational program The participants

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