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The Freedom Theatre attending Nakba 70 events in USA

Nabeel Al-Raee, the Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre is currently in Now York, participating in several Nakba events have been arranged by our friends in the US. 20/5: Verso Books, Brooklyn, NYC To commemorate 70 years of displacement, the Friends of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin held an event titled “Nakba and the Power of Narrative”. The evening explored the Palestinian ... Read More »

‘The Power of Narrative’ @ the NAPA International Theatre and Music Festival

Palestinian artists Motaz Malhees, Samah Milad and Aws Adnan Al Zubaidy joined forces with three Pakistani actors, Aisha Hassan, Kashif Hussain and Najma Kifayat in Karachi, Pakistan! Under the direction of The Freedom Theatre’s Artistic Director, Nabil Al-Raee, they produced a play on ‘The Power of Narrative‘ which was performed at the NAPA International Theatre and Music Festival 2018 on Saturday 24th ... Read More »

Cinema Club at The Freedom Theatre

The Freedom Theatre’s cinema club, with fortnightly screenings, re-launched earlier this month with a screening of ‘Last Men in Aleppo’ by Feras Fayyad, With Jenin’s only cinema closing its doors in late 2016 to give way for a shopping mall, The Freedom Theatre has screened films on an irregular basis, for both children and adults in Jenin camp. We have re-launched this project as ... Read More »

Ahmed Tobasi takes ‘And Here I Am’ on a world tour!

Based on the actor Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story, ‘And Here I Am‘ is an epic voyage of identity and self discovery. Tobasi is a former student and graduate of The Freedom Theatre school and was born in Jenin refugee camp. Combining fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy, spanning both the first Palestinian intifada and the second, we follow Tobasi through ... Read More »

The Freedom Theatre’s new book out now!

The Freedom Theatre’s new book ‘Performing Cultural Resistance’ has now been published by LeftWord Books. This book, edited by Ola Johansson and Johanna Wallin, is a collection that documents the work of the theatre over the past decade. As said by LeftWord “This is as much a documentation of the work of The Freedom Theatre in its first ten years as it is ... Read More »