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 hold against a large-scale invasion by the Israeli occupation forces, resulting in great losses and large parts of the camp being demolished.
On April 4, 2011, The Freedom Theatre’s co-founder Juliano Mer Khamis was brutally assassinated while driving out from the theatre. Every year on this day, we honour Juliano’s life, work and legacy while we repeat the demand that those responsible for this crime be brought to justice.
CELEBRATION OF CULTURAL RESISTANCE – IN MEMORY OF JULIANO MER KHAMIS
April 4-6, The Freedom Theatre welcomes you to three days of performances, including Return to Palestine and a young artists showcase, film screenings, photo exhibitions, launch of a new book by The Freedom Theatre and the graduation ceremony of our 2014-16 Theatre School students. The program will start in the afternoon of April 4 and end on the evening of April 6. A detailed program can be found here.
On April 7, there will be the opportunity to see more of The Freedom Theatre’s work through a field trip to Faquaa village where Return to Palestine will be performed (in Arabic).
Welcome to join us on one, two or all of the days! To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that The Freedom Theatre cannot offer accommodation or help with booking accommodation. Overnight guests can contact Cinema Jenin Guesthouse (email email@example.com) or North Gate Hotel, both have online bookings and offer 10% discount to The Freedom Theatre’s guests. Please mention The Freedom Theatre when booking.
INTERNATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
In parallel to the events on April 4-6, The Freedom Theatre’s International Theatre Workshop will be ongoing. Read more and sign up. Get an early bird discount by signing up before February 16!
Sign up during the first half of February and the workshop fee will be reduced from $600 to $480 with accommodation and $380 without accommodation.