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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 »

Return to Palestine performed in Nablus – and in Kuwait!

Return to Palestine is based on extensive story-gathering through playback theatre with the communities engaged in The Freedom Theatre’s annual Freedom Ride. The play 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 they live in with their bodies on a very small stage – ... Read More »

New issue of Voices youth magazine

The new edition of our youth magazine, Voices, is out! This issue is focused on the subject of Palestinian political prisoners and the recent hunger strike for freedom and dignity. Included are artwork from the exhibition ‘Freedom of Expression’ presented by participants in The Freedom Theatre’s cartoon workshop led by artist Mohammad Sabaaneh.   With Voices, The Freedom Theatre opens ... Read More »