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Army incursion of The Freedom Theatre program coordinator’s home

Rania Wasfi, program coordinator at The Freedom Theatre, had her home searched by Israeli occupation forces in the early hours of today, March 27. Along with her husband and two small children, Rania witnessed a group of soldiers going through the house and its belongings, as well as those of her neighbours. Here is her statement: “The army came to our ... Read More »

Multimedia volunteers needed

The Freedom Theatre is looking for volunteers within film, photo, painting and graphic design this year. To apply, please send an email with CV, cover letter and work samples to info@thefreedomtheatre.org no later than April 20, 2017. Video editor to produce short video clips and give training. Filmmaker/Editor to teach Final Cut 10 and work on a full-length film.  Photography trainer to teach beginner and ... Read More »

Celebration of Cultural Resistance in Memory of Juliano Mer Khamis

April is a month with profound meaning for The Freedom Theatre and for Jenin refugee camp. In April 2002, during the Battle of Jenin, residents of the camp managed to hold against a large-scale invasion by the Israeli occupation forces, resulting in great losses and large parts of the camp being demolished. On April 4, 2011, The Freedom Theatre’s co-founder Juliano Mer Khamis was brutally assassinated ... Read More »

Change in artistic direction of The Freedom Theatre

Nabil Al-Raee, artistic director of The Freedom Theatre since 2012, has changed his role at the theatre to associate artist.  Nabil Al-Raee joined The Freedom Theatre in 2007, initially to lead theatre workshops for youth. The first play he directed was The Journey, depicting the experiences of a group of young people longing to travel to the sea. He continued to stage plays, teach ... Read More »

Hidden Stories

The Freedom Theatre’s new exhibition, Hidden Stories, is the outcome of an advanced photography workshop where the participants were encouraged to carefully and critically observe the environment around them. They found stories about working women, old houses that speak of times past, bedouin life, family bonds, the need to protect our environment and living with disabilities here in Palestine. Read more about ... Read More »