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The Staff

Rewa’ Attiyeh, Translator and Interpreter

Rewa’ Atyeh joined The Freedom Theatre in October 2011. As the Translator and Interpreter, Rewa’ is responsible for the oral interpretation of the theatre’s Psychodrama Project and various workshops for which international volunteers are involved, in addition to the written translation of official documents and public content.

Prior to joining the theatre Rewa’ spent four years in the English Department at An-Najah University in Nablus and one year as an English conversation partner at Fatah Cultural Center in Jenin. Most recently Rewa’ worked with USAID as a translator/interpreter for their Justice in Palestine Project. Rewa’ has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Translation and is currently pursuing her Masters inDemocracy and Human Rights at BirZeit University in Ramallah.

Email: rewa@thefreedomtheatre.org

Office: +970 (0)42503345

Mobile: 970 (0)58162508



Ahmad Al-Araj, Webmaster

Mohammed Mouwia, Graphic Designer

Mohammed Moawia worked at The Freedom Theatre in 2006-2010, first as a computer teacher and then a filmmaker and filmmaking instructor. In 2012 Mohammed joined the theatre again, working mainly with graphic design. He is responsible for designing the theatre’s publications such as annual reports, Voices youth magazine, brochures, posters, etc.

Before joining The Freedom Theatre Mohammed worked as a computer teacher in a youth organization in Jenin. He has studied Computer science in Philadelphia University in Jordan and has an office management diploma from Switzerland.

Email: mohammed@thefreedomtheatre.org

Office: +970 (0)42503345

Mobile: 970 (0)599822115


Mustafa Staiti, Filmmaker


Sarah Tuck, Photographer and Photography Instructor

Sarah Tuck joined The Freedom Theatre in October 2011. As a photography instructor and photographer Sarah leads workshops for youth from the camp and Jenin city. She also photographs events, performances, and theatre activities. Prior to joining the theatre, Sarah Tuck spent 5 years working as an art and photography teacher in various programmes in America and France.

Sarah is from the United States where she received a BFA in Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and then went on to finish her Masters in Art Education at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Sarah’s work as a photography/Art teacher has taken her to places like New Lebanon, New York at a private school, Lacoste, France for a study abroad program, Savannah, Georgia and in Nablus, Palestine before coming to Jenin.

Email: sarah@thefreedomtheatre.org

Office: +970 (0)42503345

Mobile: 970 (0)595051948


Suzanne Wasfi, Filmmaking Trainee


Taiseer Khatib, Creative Writing Instructor



Ahmad Al-Rokh, Actor

Ahmad Al-Rokh started working as an actor at The Freedom Theatre in 2012. He has been involved in acting groups at the theatre for many years and joined the Acting School in 2008. He has performed in several of the theatre’s productions, such as Animal Farm, The Journey and Men in the Sun.

In 2012 Ahmad participated in a tour in Luxembourg, France and Belgium within the program TUBOPAL, performing a piece that used physical theater techniques to explain life in refugee camps in Palestine. He is currently involved in the playback theatre project at The Freedom Theatre.

E-mail: a.alrokh@gmail.com

Office: +970 (0)42503345

Mobile: 970 (0)568790342


Ahmed Mattahen, Theatre Technician


Ben Rivers, Project Leader

Ben Rivers joined The Freedom Theatre in October 2011. Ben leads regional trainings and workshops in Playback Theatre. He also coordinates the Freedom Bus initiative and other community-based projects that utilize interactive theatre for advocacy, activism and alliance building. In addition, Ben leads the Trauma Response Program, a long-term initiative providing professional level training in psychodrama and other experiential psychotherapies to Palestinian mental health workers.

Ben Rivers was born in Scotland and raised in the UK and Australia. Over the past 12 years he has worked in several continents with a broad range of communities impacted by structural oppression, political violence and collective trauma. Ben holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Peace Studies.


Email: ben@thefreedomtheatre.org

Office: +970 (0)42503345

Mobile: +972(0)592-902256, +972(0)544-930542


Faisal Abu Alheja, Actor

Faisal Abu Alheja studied acting at The Freedom Theatre Acting School from 2008 to 2011, during which he was involved in many professional performances including Animal Farm, Fragments of Palestine, Men in the Sun and Sho Kman. Faisal has toured with the theatre twice to Germany, Austria and Switzerland where he performed Fragments of Palestine and Sho Kman. On the latter production he was also assistant director.

Faisal has also completed several community development and teamwork workshops and taught a summer drama program at UN schools in Jenin refugee camp. He is working towards completing his bachelor’s degree in social work and is being trainied in Psychodrama, Trauma Healing and Playback Theatre with applied theatre specialist and psychotherapist Ben Rivers.


Micaela Miranda, Pedagogical Manager and Drama Instructor

E-mail: micaela@thefreedomtheatre.org

Office: +970 (0)42503345


Mohammad Assaadi, Theatre Technician


Nabeel Al-Raee, Artistic Director and Drama Instructor

E-mail: nabeel@thefreedomtheatre.org

Office: +970 (0)42503345


Qais Assaadi, Drama Instructor


Sami Saade, Theatre Technician and Dance Instructor