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Youth Partnership Forum, hosted by The Freedom Theatre

On Saturday November 4, The Freedom Theatre, for the first time, hosted a Youth Forum in partnership with the Community Development Step in Arrabeh village, the Pioneers for Yabad Group and the Taa’yush Charity Association in Zebabdeh village. The forum provided a platform for young people to share their experiences of youth work with centres in and around the wider ... Read More »

‘Al-Haya’ (Life) presented by Nabd

The Freedom Theatre recently welcomed a performing arts group from Ramallah, Nabd (which means pulse in Arabic) to perform their latest play, Al-Haya (Life). Nabd is a new youth initiative relating to social issues that are critical to the peace process in Palestine. It was their first time performing in Jenin and we had a good turnout. The play is ... Read More »

Arna’s Mural in Jenin refugee camp

A new community mural is being created in The Freedom Theatre’s yard, by participants in our mural class, led by artist Moana Niumeitolu. The participants discussed the themes of Freedom, Palestine, Future and Community and made several drawings for each theme. They then collaborated on choosing from several drawings and drafts to create a final design. The mural is now being painted by Shda ... Read More »

The Freedom Theatre represents Palestine at Kuwait festival

Palestine, represented by The Freedom Theatre, participated in the Kuwait Youth Theatre Festival, held on October 15 in Kuwait City. Return to Palestine, a play based on extensive story-gathering through playback theatre with communities across the West Bank, includes stories from Jenin refugee camp and city, Fasayel, Dheisheh refugee camp, Mufaqara and Gaza. In a sarcastic, comic and tragic style, the actors create the physical and emotional space ... Read More »

‘Raw theatrical power’ – The Siege in New York

On October 12, The Siege opened to a full house at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. It was, in the words of Aviva Stahl in The Village Voice, “a momentous cultural occasion: the entrance of a Palestinian theatre company onto the New York stage, performing a Palestinian work that hinges on the voices and political ... Read More »