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68 years of Al Nakba

“People who live here originally came from Haifa, Akka, Yaffa and the villages. In 1948, they were forced out of their own homes and the land by the Israelis. When people first came to this area, UNRWA gave them tents to live in, assuming their expulsion from the land would be temporary—maybe one or two months before they could return ... Read More »

The Freedom Theatre and Ashtar Theatre bring interactive theatre to the streets

In a joint project, The Freedom Theatre and Ashtar Theatre will use community theatre as a tool for social mobilisation and empowerment, through performances and trainings in interactive theatre methods. Both theatre companies will give workshops and performances in Palestine and in Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. The aim is to create long-lasting networks among Palestinian populations fragmented by the deliberate policies of the ... Read More »

Join us for another 10 years of cultural resistance!

What we have achieved in our first ten years is nothing short of a miracle. While facing multiple layers of oppression, The Freedom Theatre has created a generation of artists and leaders, who we believe one day will be at the forefront of the Palestinian liberation movement. We have made theatre and other art forms available to every child in Jenin ... Read More »

The heart of teaching – Stephen Wangh at The Freedom Theatre

Stephen Wangh, renowned playwright, director, author and teacher of acting, is currently doing a workshop at The Freedom Theatre School. Wangh was trained in 1967 by Jerzy Grotowski and is the author of An Acrobat of the Heart, a physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski (2000) and The Heart of Teaching: Empowering Students in the Performing ... Read More »

The Freedom Theatre at Festival Ciné-Palestine

The Freedom Theatre’s documentary Journey of a Freedom Fighter will be screened at Festival Ciné-Palestine in Paris, on Sunday May 29 at 17:00 in Cinema Luminor Hôtel de Ville, 40 rue du Temple. Ahmad Al Rokh, actor at The Freedom Theatre, will be present at the Q&A following the screening. Journey of a Freedom Fighter follows Rabea Turkman on his journey from armed resistance fighter to cultural ... Read More »