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  • Sweden | The Freedom Theatre
    or Göteborg please email swedenfriends thefreedomtheatre org Through Frihetsteaterns Vänner it is possible to support the Theatre School students by setting up a monthly donation to contribute towards their student grants Account number Plusgiro 30 73 58 2 STOCKHOLM Frihetsteaterns Vänner Friends of The Freedom Theatre in Stockholm has as our main focus to collect funds to support the students in the Acting School and to spread information about the theatre and its activities Many members of Frihetsteaterns Vänner have visited the theatre throughout the years to work as volunteers with the students technicians and with the staging of performances In addition the Friends have organised study visits for staff at The Freedom Theatre to Sweden GÖTEBORG A network of friends of the theatre has recently been established in Göteborg A first public meeting with be held on November 17 2015 MALMÖ Cultural workers students artists and human rights workers in Malmö established Frihetsteaterns Vänner i Malmö Friends of the Freedom Theater in Malmö in 2007 in solidarity with the children and youth of Jenin Refugee Camp The friends association s aim is to spread the word about the theatre people s lives and struggle in Jenin and Palestine and

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/friends-supporters/sweden/ (2016-02-17)
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  • UK | The Freedom Theatre
    Theatre We are staffed entirely by volunteers In spring 2015 we are organising The Freedom Theatre s first UK tour with a brand new production The Siege The Siege is inspired by the real stories of a group of fighters who during the height of the second Intifada took refuge in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem The play uses both theatre and visual arts to portray an event that with time has taken on almost mythical proportions Prior to the tour TFTUK organised a string of talks events and films screenings in support of the theatre In Britain we believe there is not only the space and desire to hear the voices of artists from Palestine but a need to re engage with theatre that has a direct desire to provoke challenge and re imagine the world We hope to set a standard and precedent for British and Palestinian artists collaborating together in a deep and meaningful exchange of culture ideas and practices and to offer a platform to explore with our audiences the relationship between Britain and Palestine focusing on the social religious and political Email info thefreedomtheatreukfriends org The Freedom Theatre UK Friends website 2014 02

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  • USA | The Freedom Theatre
    on a play are all the skills needed for a successful society a place and a task for everyone that is essential to the final production of something beautiful We also regularly produce speaking tours of Freedom Theatre students and staff including a 2014 talk by artistic director Nabil Al Raee at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC as part of the World Stages Festival And when members of TFT s staff students and board have been arbitrarily arrested as has occurred with disturbing frequency NY Friends have done our utmost to mobilize and advocate on their behalf Read the Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre s 2014 letter We are now preparing for a fall 2015 tour of Suicide Note from Palestine and continuing our efforts in fundraising and advocacy on behalf of The Freedom Theatre In fall 2011 U S Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre was delighted to host the first graduating class of The Freedom Theatre School to perform and speak in the United States The graduates also performed While Waiting twice to a total of 1 500 audience members and spoke and performed at a Gala evening at Joe s Pub hosted by The Public Theater New York Theatre Workshop and Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre and emceed by Oskar Eustis In 2013 the US Friends produced a tour of The Freedom Theatre s adaptation of The Island hosting eleven performances in NYC DC Providence and Storrs CT For more information or to find out how to get involved please contact friends thefreedomtheatre org 2012 06 08 yana 2 comments Curly Lieberman 10 November 2015 at 00 01 I visited your theater last year with the Interfaith Peace Builders You really impressed me Now I ve heard you will be touring the U

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  • Supporters | The Freedom Theatre
    East Children s Alliance Associazone per la Pace Medico International Sida as part of the PAN program The Swedish Postcode Lottery European Union Arab Fund for Arts and Culture Playgrounds for Palestine 2012 06 08 yana One comment Harsh Prasad 16 August 2015 at 20 24 Hey I was a part of a workshop organized by the Freedom Theatre at Rishi Valley School India I really enjoyed it I was

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/friends-supporters/supporters/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Math Exam performed for more than 2000 children | The Freedom Theatre
    is over An audience of more than 2100 has come to see the play and the theatre has been filled to the brim with excited children from all over the Jenin district Math Exam is based on accounts by children in Jenin Refugee Camp It centers around Kareem a boy who lives with his family in the camp Kareem is trying to study for his math exam while navigating the endless circle of home school street that children in the camp move within Math Exam illustrates the pressure that children feel from their families and from the schools It uses comedy physical theatre and imagination to touch upon serious issues that concern children Every performance is followed by a workshop with the audience The play is co written and directed by Ahmad Al Rokh graduate of The Freedom Theatre School and resident artist at the theatre This is his first experience of creating and directing a play Through games exercises and interviews with children I understood that their reality is very different from the adult reality here in Jenin Refugee Camp says Ahmad Al Rokh 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 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 important audience to us If we can find a solution to their problems through

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/math-exam-performed-for-more-than-2000-children/ (2016-02-17)
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  • “Each picture is a life” – photo exhibitions displayed in Jenin | The Freedom Theatre
    The Freedom Theatre and the Arab American University close to Jenin at the end of last year and the beginning of this year More than 1600 people came to see the exhibitions including students faculty members artists and friends of The Freedom Theatre The photos moved many spectators particularly in how they told stories of dreams and perceptions of a life away from the noise and unpredictability of everyday reality under occupation While some saw each photos as a dream others believed that the pictures showed reality from the photographer s view In the words of one spectator Each picture is a life 17 students all young adults from the Jenin area spent five months studying light composition camera settings frames and storytelling through photography before choosing the themes of the exhibitions and preparing the photos In the training we have focused a lot on the stories inside photos says Mohammed Moawia multimedia coordinator at The Freedom Theatre We have discussed how the students can feel the photo before they take it We worked on enabling the students to open their minds to start thinking about photography as a powerful tool that they can use to tell the stories that they want to tell Shadow and Childhood pay tribute to the efforts of The Freedom Theatre to train younger generations in photography as an art form Baraa Sharqawi who started out as a student at The Freedom Theatre and advanced to train others said that through her work as a photographer she can speak in the language of pictures The pictures give her a voice and she thinks of her mind as a live camera that is constantly taking pictures It s not just about having an eye for photography it s learning how to combine technical skills with creativity

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  • Join the 2016 Freedom Ride in Occupied Palestine! | The Freedom Theatre
    will engage in mutual exchange through storytelling discussions teach ins interactive theatre and other cultural actions ITINERARY The ride will commence in Jenin on March 21 st We will then travel to the Jordan Valley and stay there for several days before moving on to the Bethlehem area and the South Hebron Hills The ride will end on April 1 st Unlike past rides and based on experiences from those past rides we ask you to join the Freedom Ride only if you can commit to attending the entire period This is important for the group process and the quality of the activities in the ride CONDITIONS The Freedom Ride is focused on financially impoverished communities and living conditions during the ride will be very simple Some host communities lack basic services including electricity telephone lines running water sewage systems schools and clinics Accommodation will be simple in shared rooms or communal spaces Showering facilities will not always be available and in some places we will be using outdoor toilets In short this ride will require a high tolerance level and you should be prepared for what may be perceived as stressful situations and be willing to deal with them in a calm supportive way In return you will get a completely unique first hand experience of life in Occupied Palestine and get to participate directly in the movement towards freedom and justice in Palestine COST Local participants 550 NIS International participants 550 US Dollars The fee includes Transport during the ride participants must organise their own transport to Jenin prior to the ride 3 meals per day vegetarian alternatives will always be offered Shared accommodation if you prefer more privacy we recommend that you bring your own tent Mattresses and blankets will be provided but for your own comfort

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/join-the-2016-freedom-ride-in-occupied-palestine/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Child & youth theatre project continues! | The Freedom Theatre
    the trainers who is a graduate of The Freedom Theatre School The summer camp was an initial introduction to theatre that was very playful and stage two builds on that foundation The aim is to expand the participant s imagination and everything that is done in the workshops is imbedded within storytelling techniques Many of the children base their stories on their reality Palestine life under occupation etc We want to play with the idea that we can make this space into what we want We can dream about anything here says Natalie Quatermass who is volunteering with The Freedom Theatre Ahmad Tobasi coordinator of the Child Youth theatre project adds These children have such a need for play This is the place where they feel they can be free to play to imagine Our challenge is to take that energy and transform it into something that we can create together At the end of the term relatives of the participants will be invited to see their children perform thereby introducing the idea of theatre to the families as well The summer camp was play and fun now we start to feel the seriousness of our work says Jamal who explains why he joined the group I was bored with just hanging around in my neighbourhood I wanted to learn something new I love being here and I wish I could come every day I learn about acting but I also learn many other things For example I learned not to throw rubbish on the street and I do the same at school now Even though The Freedom Theatre has offered activities for children throughout its existence this is the first time that the theatre is able to offer a long term coherent program for small children Our dream is

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