Theatre News

General strike in Palestine in solidarity with hunger strikers

Today, May 22, a general strike takes place across the occupied West Bank, Gaza and the diaspora, in support of the over 1,500 hunger striking prisoners who have passed the one-month mark of their open-ended hunger strike for freedom and dignity. The Freedom Theatre started the day by attending the sit-in at the protest tent in Jenin town centre and artist ... Read More »

June 12: New York screening of Arna’s Children

The award-winning film Arna’s Children directed by Juliano Mer Khamis chronicles the lives of children of Jenin refugee camp from the First Intifada through the Second. Raising questions about art and the role of resistance, this film remains a must-see for those interested in Palestine. Following the screening, Carmen Perez, co-founder of the Justice League NY and a convener of the ... Read More »

Theatre club with young women in Jenin

This year The Freedom Theatre is reaching beyond Jenin refugee camp through new theatre clubs for young people, with the aim of empowering a new generation to challenge all forms of oppression and injustice through the arts. At Tahil il Fatayat, a centre where girls and young women are trained in vocational and life skills, Ahmad Al Rokh from The Freedom ... Read More »

New performances by Palestinian Laughter Liberation

Bukra el Ard (Tomorrow is the Show) Directed by: Micaela Miranda On stage: Alaa Shehada and Faisal Abu Alhayjaa In cooperation with The Freedom Theatre and the Palestinian Performing Arts Network, the new troupe Palestinian Laughter Liberation presents Bukra el Ard, an experimental comedy performance. One day before the opening, two artists come to rehearsal but to their surprise, they ... Read More »