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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 »

Cultural Resistance Festival of Palestinian Theatre – 12th Anniversary event April 4-7

“My dream is that The Freedom Theatre will be the major force, cooperating with others in generating cultural resistance, carrying on it’s shoulders universal values of freedom and justice.” 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 ... Read More »

Nabil Al-Raee returns as Artistic Director at The Freedom Theatre

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nabil Al-Raee as the Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre. 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 at The Freedom ... Read More »

2018 International Women’s Day event in Nablus

March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The Consulate General of Sweden welcomes you to a joint cultural event with the Palestinian Performing Arts Network (PPAN) on 7 March at 12:00 at Nablus Manucipality Center – Hamdi Manko, in cooperation with The Freedom Theatre and local communities. The cultural event will highlight stories of Palestinian rural women through performances by The Edward Said National Conservatory of ... Read More »