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  • Invasions and Harassment Continue | The Freedom Theatre
    refugee camp Faisal Abu Alheja Actor at The Freedom Theatre now in Israeli prison In their operations the Israeli army breaks down the doors of the houses they enter at times they turn the house upside down they blindfold and handcuff innocent people that are not suspected or accused of any crime They beat verbally insult and lock them in prison cells Reports from those arrested yesterday speak of inhumane treatment that amount to torture The systematized attacks by the Israeli army on The Freedom Theatre and its employees seriously damage the theatre s ability to operate as a safe place for children and youth To bring attention to Israel s systematized practice of military rule and arbitrary arrests The Freedom Theatre held a street performance at 2 pm yesterday in Jenin refugee camp Actors used Playback Theatre to enact the accounts of those who were impacted by the recent invasions and harassment The performance was attended by children youth and adults from the camp as well as internationals Today s event gave me a chance to tell my story Having others listen to my experience helped me feel connected to my community It also helped to know that my story was being heard by an international audience says Kamal Abu Awad student in The Freedom Theatre resident of Jenin refugee camp and a recently released detainee In this event stories were told by people who were recently arrested tortured and harassed by the Israeli military Other residents of Jenin refugee camp also shared their thoughts and feelings about Israeli military violence and the increasing number of arbitrary arrests that have occurred over the past months The Freedom Theatre will stage a second event on Wednesday December 28th at 2pm to protest against the further arrests and nightly raids taking

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/invasions-and-harassment-continue/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Military Invasion in Jenin Met by Theatre Performance | The Freedom Theatre
    night alone at least eight new arrests were made during a major Israeli military invasion of the refugee camp Among the people arrested were three members of The Freedom Theatre a cultural centre for children and youth One of the arrested were Mohammed Saadi light and sound technician at The Freedom Theatre At around midnight soldiers broke down the door to my house they didn t even knock They blindfolded me and my brother and took us up to the mountain behind Jenin camp There we were shoved into an army jeep During the approximately half hour drive to the army base we were constantly abused physically and orally The soldiers hit us with their fists and the buts of their machine guns In the early morning we were released after having been interrogated throughout the night The reason for these arrests remains unclear To bring attention to Israel s systematized practice of military rule and arbitrary arrests The Freedom Theatre will hold a street performance at 2 pm today December 21st near The Freedom Theatre in Jenin refugee camp We will use Playback Theatre to enact the stories of those who were arrested Other related stories may be shared and enacted The 2 pm performance will also be a publicity event for The Freedom Bus project For further information call Rawand Arqawi press officer on 972 0 599971070 Ben Rivers playback theatre practitioner on 972 0 592902256 Or e mail The Freedom Theatre at info thefreedomtheatre org Still pictures and video material will be available later in the day Playback Theatre is an interactive theatre approach used in over 50 countries as a tool for community building and community dialogue In a Playback Theatre performance audience members volunteer life experiences and watch as a team of actors and musicians

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/military-invasion-in-jenin-met-by-theatre-performance/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Johanna | The Freedom Theatre | Page 56
    the theatre this week They met with the Palestinian Board the staff and students of the theatre This was Balibar and Butler s first visit to Jenin after the murder of Juliano Mer Khamis and they both expressed great appreciation of the fact that Read More Solidarity with Al Walajahتضامن مع آل الولجة 15 April 2012 Like several villages in the West Bank the inhabitants of Al Walajah hold weekly demonstrations in defiance against the Wall and the larger colonialist framework that generates such atrocities On April 13th however the village gathered for something different The Freedom Theatre and its Freedom Bus crew had been invited to listen to and enact the autobiographical accounts of villagers 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 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 about the water crisis During the event The Freedom Theatre s Freedom Bus troupe will also use Playback Theatre to elicit and enact personal accounts relating to the theme of water These enactments Read More Statement by UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator 4 April 2012 Statement by the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory Mr Maxwell Gaylard on the anniversary of the death of Julian Mer

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/author/johanna/page/56/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Theatre School workshop | The Freedom Theatre
    France Germany Portugal Scotland Sweden UK USA Supporters عربي Home News Theatre School workshop Theatre School workshop Our Theatre School students concluded their first year of training with an intensive workshop in Acting from Text with Gary English Artistic Associate and Consultant of The Freedom Theatre and Ahmed Tobasi Resident Artist at The Freedom Theatre The workshop focused on text analysis character development and scene study for realist text based theatre This was the first major work in text based theatre for this group of students who began their three year program in January 2014 It went extremely well better than I think we all expected and the actors grew tremendously says Gary English The students worked on scenes from The Crucible by Arthur Miller and The Island by Athol Fugard These plays were discussed both in terms of their historical context and in relation to the Palestinian context After working intensively for five weeks the workshop ended with presentations by the students Below are some images of scenes from The Island with Samah Mahmoud Raneen Odeh Osama Al Azzeh and Amir Abu Rob 2014 12 21 Johanna Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/theatre-school-workshop/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Suicide Note from Palestine live streamed! | The Freedom Theatre
    MAGAZINE LIVE STREAM DONATE FRIENDS SUPPORTERS France Germany Portugal Scotland Sweden UK USA Supporters عربي Home News Suicide Note from Palestine live streamed Suicide Note from Palestine live streamed Amal embodying her country Palestine is lying in a hospital bed Her heartbeat has stopped and medical staff wearing UN marked coats are trying to resurrect her Amal Palestine has decided to die as a political act Suicide Note from Palestine opened in Jenin Refugee Camp on December 18 to a full house and standing ovations Another two performances will be held at The Freedom Theatre on December 19 and 20 before the play goes on tour to Hebron and Bethlehem The performance on Saturday December 20 at 15 00 local time 14 00 CET will be live streamed to an international audience Join us If you can t catch us live on December 20 there is a full length live stream recording of Suicide Note from Palestine on our Youtube channel Read more about the play Suicide Note from Palestine is performed in Arabic Scene breakdown in English 2014 12 19 Johanna Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment

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  • Suicide Note from Palestine on tour | The Freedom Theatre
    VOICES MAGAZINE LIVE STREAM DONATE FRIENDS SUPPORTERS France Germany Portugal Scotland Sweden UK USA Supporters عربي Home News Suicide Note from Palestine on tour Suicide Note from Palestine on tour The Freedom Theatre s latest production Suicide Note from Palestine was performed in Bologna Italy at Teatri di Vita on July 13 and 14 One day before her final exams Amal has a concerning nightmare she is Palestine and she has decided to die Amal s nightmare drafts between confusion torture and despair notions set as strange characters that symbolise some of the key players in world politics that shape the land history politics and the occupation of her country Interrogated and manipulated Amal is forced into a comatose state and can barely speak Suicide Note from Palestine is a physical video visual art performance inspired by 4 48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane It provides a rare window into the younger generation of Palestine using social satire to present an image of the national trauma of the Palestinian people Read more about the play www teatridivita it 2013 07 20 Johanna Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment Subscribe

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  • Ramadan Kareem | The Freedom Theatre
    fasting from dawn until sunset giving to charity and spiritual reflection This year s Ramadan will start on the 10th of July and will continue for 30 days until the 8th of August During Ramadan The Freedom Theatre will be open between 11 00 15 00 Sunday to Thursday We are happy to receive visitors during these hours We do ask all visitors to show respect for those who are

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/ramadan-kareem/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Grants and Development Manager | The Freedom Theatre
    may include volunteers Location Jenin Refugee Camp Palestine Donor Relations Support the Managing Director and other Development staff in building relationships with prospective donors Write grant applications in collaboration with the Programme Teams Maintain accurate and up to date records in the donor database Manage the schedule and production of donor reporting Manage thank you letters and other donor acknowledgements Development Marketing Run direct mail campaigns each year number to be determined write appeal letters pull donor list from database and coordinate mailings Run additional campaigns based on GlobalGiving calendar Work closely with communications team on online campaigns annual report and other donor communication materials Finance and Reporting Create development projections to facilitate growth year from year Generate regular reporting General Contribute ideas to planning and strategy sessions with management Attendance at morning meetings and staff meetings when necessary Work closely with Programme Teams to stay up to date and informed on all projects Work with relevant staff and Finance Team to ensure accurate tracking of income and maintain an awareness of expenses Qualifications Outstanding writing and proofreading skills Ability to prepare budget information for proposals and reports Outstanding interpersonal communication and organizational skills Working knowledge of Salesforce or other donor database platform or a desire to learn Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds Available to work a flexible schedule as needed This position is full time requiring timely attendance Consistent attention to detail and accuracy Ability to stay organized and meet deadlines Bachelor s degree required Master s preferred Previous grant writing experience required minimum 3 years experience although preference will be given to candidates with at least 5 years successful grant writing experience This position requires an excellent command of both Arabic and English Background in or knowledge of theatre arts preferred but not required

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/grants-and-development-manager/ (2016-02-17)
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