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An oud, a boy and a homeland

Al Oud, العود‎ (al-ʿūd) is an ancient musical instrument that until today remains one of the most popular instruments in the Arab world. For Palestinians, the oud is as much part of the collective identity as the olive tree.  Below is an account from a participant of The Freedom Theatre’s ten-year anniversary celebrations in April. She is of Palestinian origin but has lived her entire life ... Read More »

The Freedom Theatre participates in Sibat Festival

This weekend we participate in the Sibat Festival, celebrating Palestinian culture in the beautiful old city of Jenin. Alaa Shehada and Saber Shreim, graduates of The Freedom Theatre School, will present a theatre piece on Saturday 23/4 at 12:30, that talks about the history of Al-Sibat (the old city in Jenin) through the special mask technique developed by our partners ... Read More »

Statement by the Friends of The Freedom Theatre

At the 10th Anniversary of The Freedom Theatre in the Jenin Refugee camp, the Friends of the Freedom Theatre from four different countries (Sweden, Portugal, France and USA – UK was not able to make it) gathered for the first time. We congratulate the Freedom Theatre on its incredible growth in the last 10 years and 5 years after the ... Read More »

Power/Poison performed at Al Harah festival in Bethlehem

Power/Poison, a youth play produced by The Freedom Theatre in 2015, will be performed in Bethlehem on Wednesday April 13 at 18:30, as part of The International Children and Youth Theatre Festival organised by Al Harah Theatre. Power/Poison centres around sibling relationships and the fear of abandonment that is common among all children – but in Palestine this fear is aggravated by arbitrary ... Read More »

The 2016 Freedom Ride in occupied Palestine

The fifth annual Freedom Ride was part of The Freedom Theatre’s ten-year anniversary, and gathered activists, scholars and artist from around the world who travelled to key areas of oppression and resistance within the occupied West Bank. The Freedom Bus travelled to Jenin city and refugee camp, Nabi Saleh, the Jordan Valley, Hebron, South Hebron Hills, Aida Camp, Al-Azzeh Camp, ... Read More »