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The Freedom Theatre stages original theatre productions that reflect, comment upon and challenge the realities of contemporary Palestinian society, while exploring various forms of artistic expressions. Our productions include Return to Palestine, The Siege, Suicide Note from Palestine, Power/Poison and adaptations of Animal Farm, Alice in Wonderland, Men in the Sun, The Island and The Caretaker.

Images from the life of Ghassan Kanafani

‘Images from the life of Ghassan Kanafani’ is built around some of the central characters in Kanafani’s writings, which represent different generations of Palestinian society. Thereby the play becomes an introduction to Kanafani’s literature as well as to the history of Palestine and the current situation. Ghassan Kanafani is an iconic figure in the Palestinian struggle for liberation. His novels, including Men in the Sun, All That’s ... Read More »

Return to Palestine

Jad, a Palestinian born in America, decides to go to Palestine for the first time in his life. Wanting to know more about his people and identity, he finds out that reality is very different from what he has seen in the news. Return to Palestine is directed by Micaela Miranda and devised together with an ensemble of graduated students of The Freedom ... Read More »

Hamesha Samida (Forever Steadfast)

Hamesha Samida (Forever Steadfast) is a collection of fragmented narratives connected to the story of Palestine, with its central piece talking about memory and identity. The narratives are connected together by songs – angry at times, plaintive and pained at others, and scenes of interrogation and torture, along with biting satire. There is the story of the sandouk or trunk, an ... Read More »

Math Exam

Kareem, a boy who lives in Jenin Refugee Camp with his family, is trying to study for his math exam, while navigating the endless circle of home, school, street that children in the camp move within. Math Exam is The Freedom Theatre’s first play for children that is entirely created in-house, based on accounts by children in Jenin Refugee Camp. Math Exam illustrates the pressure ... Read More »

The Siege

April 2002. Spring in Bethlehem. A group of armed men seek sanctuary in one of the world’s holiest sites as the Israeli army closes in with helicopters, tanks and snipers. Along with the fighters are some 200 priests, nuns and civilians. The siege lasts for 39 days, paralysing the center of Bethlehem and keeping tens of thousands under curfew. Inside the Church of Nativity the ... Read More »