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2018 International Women’s Day event in Nablus

March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The Consulate General of Sweden welcomes you to a joint cultural event with the Palestinian Performing Arts Network (PPAN) on 7 March at 12:00 at Nablus Manucipality Center – Hamdi Manko, in cooperation with The Freedom Theatre and local communities. The cultural event will highlight stories of Palestinian rural women through performances by The Edward Said National Conservatory of ... Read More »

‚The Emigrants‘ performed in Jenin camp!

On 22 February, we welcomed the Yes Theatre from Hebron, to perform their latest production ‚The Emigrants‘. The play is based on Slawomir Mrozek’s book ‚The Emigrants‘, directed by Ihab Zahdeh and performed by Mohammed Al-Teeti & Raed Al-Shyoukhy. The play is set on New Years Eve; two emigrants, X and Y; one an intellectual and the other a labourer. ... Read More »

‚Hilarious and engaging tale of a comedy club in Jenin‘ – Showtime from the Frontline UK tour

In 2017, comedians Mark Thomas and Sam Beale worked with The Freedom Theatre and introduced stand-up comedy theatrical workshops which ended with the theatre’s first comedy show. As a result, graduates of The Freedom Theatre Acting School, Faisal Abu Alhayja and Alaa Shehada were chosen to work with Mark on the his show Showtime from the Frontline, about the Jenin comedy club. The trio kicked ... Read More »

‚Jinan‘ brings much needed relief to children in Jenin camp

On February 10, Jinan opened to a full house at The Freedom Theatre in Jenin Camp. The theatre, with a capacity of almost 200, saw a full-house for each of the eight shows it performed. The audience was overwhelmingly made up of children from schools in Jenin camp, as well as across Jenin city. In the words of Mays Assi who plays the title role ... Read More »

Al-Harah Theatre performs ‚Hetalieh‘ at The Freedom Theatre

The Freedom Theatre recently welcomed Al-Harah Theatre from Beit Jala to perform their latest play, Hetalieh. Hetalieh is the story of Yousef, a little child from the small city of Bethlehem, whose biggest dream is a great bowl of Hetalieh – a traditional Palestinian dessert. Although his parents can hardly afford such luxuries, today Yousef, with both his parents are preparing a ... Read More »