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Cinema Club at The Freedom Theatre

The Freedom Theatre’s cinema club, with fortnightly screenings, re-launched earlier this month with a screening of ‚Last Men in Aleppo‘ by Feras Fayyad, With Jenin’s only cinema closing its doors in late 2016 to give way for a shopping mall, The Freedom Theatre has screened films on an irregular basis, for both children and adults in Jenin camp. We have re-launched this project as ... Read More »

Ahmed Tobasi takes ‚And Here I Am‘ on a world tour!

Based on the actor Ahmed Tobasi’s personal coming of age story, ‚And Here I Am‚ is an epic voyage of identity and self discovery. Tobasi is a former student and graduate of The Freedom Theatre school and was born in Jenin refugee camp. Combining fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy, spanning both the first Palestinian intifada and the second, we follow Tobasi through ... Read More »

The Freedom Theatre’s new book out now!

The Freedom Theatre’s new book ‚Performing Cultural Resistance‘ has now been published by LeftWord Books. This book, edited by Ola Johansson and Johanna Wallin, is a collection that documents the work of the theatre over the past decade. As said by LeftWord „This is as much a documentation of the work of The Freedom Theatre in its first ten years as it is ... Read More »

Cultural Resistance Festival of Palestinian Theatre – 12th Anniversary event April 4-7

“My dream is that The Freedom Theatre will be the major force, cooperating with others in generating cultural resistance, carrying on it’s shoulders universal values of freedom and justice.” Juliano Mer Khamis  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 ... Read More »

Nabil Al-Raee returns as Artistic Director at The Freedom Theatre

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nabil Al-Raee as the Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre. Nabil Al-Raee joined The Freedom Theatre in 2007, initially to lead theatre workshops for youth. The first play he directed was The Journey, depicting the experiences of a group of young people longing to travel to the sea. He continued to stage plays, teach at The Freedom ... Read More »