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  • Egypt Tour | The Freedom Theatre
    Homs where there is so little joy That s what made Egypt and Tunis so special during the revolution anger was replaced by joy including in the music Mark LeVine Professor Musician and Writer The Freedom Bus crew has finalized its tour in Egypt offering intensive workshops in Playback Theatre and performing stories from the Arab Spring One performance took place in Tahrir Square Cairo the heart of the Egyptian revolution For The Freedom Theatre this has been a unique opportunity to participate directly in the greater dialogue surrounding civil resistance popular struggle and democratic reform in the region Martyrs Prisoners and the Revolution Audience members were invited to share their personal experiences during the Egyptian revolution Stories relating to imprisonment losing friends and the emotions of contradiction sorrow disappointment and hope were told by audience members and enacted by the Freedom Bus crew Musicians from El Warsha Mohamed Ismail and Yaser El Maghrabi performed songs relating to the theme Workers Strikes and the Revolution The Freedom Bus ensemble performed stories from workers labor movement organizers and others who took part in the Egyptian revolution Veteran labor activist Kamal Fayoumi shared a story describing the role of strikes in his hometown of Mahallah Mahallah is known as the heart of the labor movement in Egypt and is described by Fayoumi as the mother of Tahrir Art Resistance and the Revolution Audience members shared their stories about the role of art as inspiration during and after the revolution Ramy Essam Arabian Knightz El Warsha Troupe MC Amin Mark Levine and Palestine Street performed at this event adding songs of freedom peace and justice to the performance Stories from the Syrian Revolution Performance in the Syria Revolution Tent Tahrir Square 200 people attended Syrians shared their stories of suffering rage grief and

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/egypt-tour/ (2016-02-17)
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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 59
    went out to Read More Upcoming Freedom Bus performances 10 June 2012 The Freedom Theatre is happy to invite you to Freedom Bus events in Nabi Saleh Faquaa and Ramallah ACCOUNTS FROM LEBANON In this Freedom Bus event Palestinian refugees in Lebanon will connect with Palestinians in the occupied West Bank via Video Conference Participants will share personal stories from daily life and watch as the Freedom Bus ensemble turn each account Read More A pixel is worth a thousand words 8 June 2012 A PIXEL IS WORTH A THOUSAND VERBS The Contemporary Palestinian Poster The Freedom Theatre in collaboration with the Ramallah Municipality Wein a Ramallah 4 and PARC Ramallah invite you to an interesting lecture about the contemporary Palestinian poster American researcher Dan Walsh will speak about The Palestine Poster Project which he has created and founded Read More Photography Exhibition 8 June 2012 The Freedom Theatre s photography students will be having an exhibition of works that they made over the course of their workshop The photographs are a compilation of works from places that include Jenin Jenin Refugee Camp Nablus Tulkarem Faquaa Ramallah and Ofer Prison When Sunday June 17th at 4 00 pm Where The

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/category/news/page/59/ (2016-02-17)
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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 58
    This statement in support of Nabil Al Raee Zakaria Zubeidi and The Freedom Theatre has so far been signed by nearly two hundred members of the artistic community in the US including Maya Angelou Danny Glover Noam Chomsky Raymond Bobgan Leila Buck James Bundy Linda Chapman Kathleen Chalfant Clare Coss Bill English Eve Ensler Oskar Eustis Jonathan Fox Lameece Read More New issue of Voices out now 22 June 2012 Voices is The Freedom Theatre s youth magazine written in Arabic by young people in Jenin Refugee Camp Jenin city and surrounding areas The magazine contains articles poems interviews shorts stories and photographs on topics of importance to young Palestinians today Read Voices online here To order one or more printed copies of Voices contact The Freedom Theatre Read More Members of EU Parliament support Nabil 14 June 2012 56 Members of the European Parliament have issued a letter to Catherine Ashton Vice President and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy asking her urgent intervention in favor of The Freedom Theatre s Artistic Director Nabil Al Raee Strasbourg 13 June 2012 To Mrs Catherine Ashton High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Read

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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 61
    of Juliano Mer Khamis and they both expressed great appreciation of the fact that Read More Palestine celebrates life of Juliano Mer Khamis one year after unsolved murder 19 April 2012 By Jillian Kestler D Amours Published in The Electronic Intifada Jerusalem 10 April 2012 JERUSALEM IPS Actors musicians activists and friends gathered in various locations throughout Palestine over the past week to commemorate the life of actor and theater director Juliano Mer Khamis Mer Khamis was shot and killed on 4 April 2011 while he sat in his car in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern occupied Read More Articles about Juliano 16 April 2012 A selection of recent articles about Juliano Mer Khamis and his legacy Remembering Juliano Mer Khamis We are freedom fighters Mer Khamis and binational resistance movement Juliano Mer Khamis obituary Mer s last show A remembrance of Juliano Mer Khamis The stage is my gun the cultural intifada of Juliano Mer Khamis Thirty days a farewell to Juliani Mer Khamis Young Read More Videos 16 April 2012 Watch this video on YouTube Watch this video on YouTube Watch this video on YouTube Read More Solidarity with Al Walajahتضامن مع آل الولجة 15 April

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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 62
    ways And more productive ways are not an alternative to resistance What we are doing in the theatre is not trying to be a replacement or an alternative to the resistance of the Palestinians in Read More Let s Get The Freedom Bus On The Road 8 April 2012 The freedom ride represents the aspirations of the Palestinian people to be freed from an illegal occupation to exercise rights of self determination and to demand justice after decades of oppression The freedom ride represents as well the freedom of movement and a movement for freedom Those who ride for and with Palestinians answer the call for global solidarity and demand Read More The Revolution and Beyondالثورة وما بعدها 8 April 2012 The Revolution And Beyond Four Nights Of Theatre And Testimony In Cairo Audience members will share personal accounts about life during and after the revolution The Freedom Bus crew together with Egyptian master musicians will turn each story into an improvised enactment WORKERS STRIKES AND THE REVOLUTION Wednesday April 18th 8pm 10pm El Warsha Theatre Cairo Stories Read More Stand With Al Walajah A Solidarity Eventالتضامن مع الولجة 8 April 2012 On a mountain top that is soon to be cut off from the village of Al Walajah we will hear personal stories about this community s struggle for freedom dignity and justice The Freedom Bus crew and Dar Qandeel will turn each story into a piece of improvised theatre Talha Alali Wise Wolf will also be a featured act at this event Join Read More Youth Speak on Water Stories from the West Bank and Gaza 8 April 2012 Where Qattan Foundation Science Centre Ramallah When 12 April 2012 12 30pm 2 00pm Youth from Gaza and the West Bank will meet via video conference to share stories

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  • The Freedom Theatre Targeted Again | The Freedom Theatre
    Gough the Acting General Manager at The Freedom Theatre left the office at about 01 45 As I literally entered my home I got a call from neighbours of the theatre saying the army had surrounded the theatre Jacob then returned to the theatre and as he drove into the courtyard was confronted by armed soldiers who forced him to turn around threatening violence if he didn t After a second attempt to get closer to the theatre he was forced to strip at gunpoint before being detained he was told to shut up or you will get a proper beating by one soldier During this the army were inside the home of Mohammed Naghnaghiye the security guard at the theatre and brother of Adnan Nagnaghiye Here they beat Mohammed before taking him away in handcuffs then proceeded to ransack all 3 floors of his family home leaving them in disarray As the army left the area they fired live ammunition in an attempt to disperse the crowds of youth that had gathered and were throwing rocks These events come after a military court hearing that took place yesterday 21st August in Jalame prison outside of Jenin At the court hearing it was established that the three previously taken members of The Freedom Theatre had no connection to the murder of the theatre s late director Juliano Mer Khamis and must be released within the week This behaviour is mounting to systematical harassment of The Freedom Theatre by The Israeli army it is scandalous This proves that the Israeli army and security apparatus is either lost in their investigation or that they have the actual intention of damaging the theatre It also seems that after the murder of Juliano Mer Khamis The Freedom Theatre is no longer exempted from the

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/the-freedom-theatre-targeted-again/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Acting student at The Freedom Theatre taken by the Israeli army | The Freedom Theatre
    Freedom Theatre was taken by the Israeli army at the Shave Shomeron checkpoint between the Palestinian cities Jenin and Nablus The student s name is Rami Awni Hwayel age 20 He was travelling from Ramallah to Jenin together with his fellow students Batool Taleb one of the female acting students who was in the car with Rami describes what happened When they got to our car they took all our IDs and when they saw Rami s ID they told him to get out of the car Once he was out they immediately handcuffed and blindfolded him and put him in the army jeep The students had been rehearsing for their final graduation project directed by the Israeli American Director Udi Aloni in Ramallah This is devastating Rami is playing the main role in Waiting for Godot and doing an amazing job he s so dedicated to the work He just left rehearsals today for the weekend to see his family for Ramadan It s terrible we want our Pozzo back says Udi Aloni Rami is the third member of The Freedom Theatre that has been taken by the Israeli army recently On the 27th of July at 3 00 in the morning the Head Technician Adnan Naghnaghiye and the Chairperson Bilal Saadi were captured by a large group of Israeli soldiers The consequences of these actions only result in more damage to The Freedom Theatre The theatre once again calls on its friends and supporters around the world to act in order to stop this outrageous harassment by the Israeli army against a cultural establishment Israeli military censorship has of now also placed a gag order on reporting on this arrest inside Israel a violation of free speech and a show of how free media in Israel really is

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  • Theatre under Occupationالمسرح في ظل الاحتلال | The Freedom Theatre
    Bilal Saadi chairperson of the association were taken to the Jalame and Meggiddo high security prisons inside Israel Their lawyer has been denied the right to talk to or visit either of them The reason given by the Israeli army is that the detained persons have acted against the security of the region The Israeli security service have extended the interrogation period period without access to a lawyer to 4 August Following this their lawyer Smadar Ben Natah is going to petition the supreme court Jonatan Stanczak one of the co founders of The Freedom Theatre responds to the claims The reason behind the arrest is absurd and Kafka like Although theatre and culture can be percieved by some as subversive this kind of general accusation is nothing but nonsense The army spokesperson has claimed that the Israeli army did not raid the theatre Photo and film documentation confirms that the army raid resulted in the shattering of most of the windows of the theatre s multimedia centre and office building Witnesses also report harassment and threats to several theatre employees Raiding densely populated Palestinian civilian areas in the middle of the night to carry out wanton arrests is common practice for the Israeli army it is only that this time it befell people related to The Freedom Theatre says Jacob Gough at The Freedom Theatre The Freedom Theatre demands that the Israeli authority immediately provide access to lawyers for our kidnapped friends and colleagues and that they be immediately released and given due compensation Until this happens The Freedom Theatre urges all the friends and supporters of the theatre to contact their local Israeli representative office as well as their own Government s foreign office forwarding these demands Jacob Gough acting General manager at 972 0 595348391 jacob thefreedomtheatre

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/theatre-under-occupation/ (2016-02-17)
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