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‘The Siege’ US tour cancelled

A message from the US Friends of The Jenin Freedom Theatre regarding the plans to present The Siege in partnership with the Public Theater: It is with deep regret that we announce that the Public Theater has decided not to proceed with the plans to showcase The Freedom Theatre’s The Siege in May, 2016. Regardless of the difficulties, we intend to ... Read More »

#ApartheidOscars – statement by PPAN

The Palestinian Performing Arts Network (PPAN), organisations and individuals that represent the majority of the Palestinian cultural sector, call on Oscar nominees to reject the trip sponsored by the Israeli government included in this year’s Academy gift bag. This is yet another cynical attempt of the Israeli government to use influential cultural figures to whitewash its persistent human rights abuses ... Read More »

Sweden’s Archbishop visits The Freedom Theatre

Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Bishop Emeritus Jan-Olof Johansson and Bishop Ragnar Persenius with members of the Uppsala diocese visited The Freedom Theatre on February 10. The archbishop, bishops and other visitors were given a presentation of the theatre’s activities, which include a theatre school, drama workshops, theatre productions and tours, photography courses and a newly established child centre with activities for young ... Read More »

François Abu Salem Symposium in Bethlehem

During February 2-4, The Freedom Theatre is participating in the François Abu Salem Symposium in Bethlehem. The three-day symposium is a meeting platform for artists, theatre practitioners and scholars to reflect on the current situation of Palestinian theatre. The Freedom Theatre’s artistic director Nabil Al-Raee will present the theatre’s unique take on cultural resistance and other scholars will present their ... Read More »

New film ‘The Idol’ features The Freedom Theatre actors

Don’t miss ‘The Idol’, a newly released film by acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar) about the life of Mohammad Assaf from Gaza who became a worldwide sensation after winning the Arab Idol competition in 2013. ‘The Idol’ was filmed partially in Jenin, including at The Freedom Theatre, and features several actors from The Freedom Theatre; Ahmed Al ... Read More »