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ZAKARIA ZUBEIDI Compiled by Johanna Wallin The following chapter is excerpted from The Freedom Theatre: Performing Cultural Resistance in Palestine, edited by Ola Johansson and Johanna Wallin, New Delhi: LeftWord Books, 2018 (link: https://mayday.leftword.com/the-freedom-theatre.html) Much has been written about Zakaria Zubeidi as the former leader of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, one of the main resistance groups in Jenin refugee camp ... Read More »

Ahmed Tobasi appointed as Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre

The Freedom Theatre is thrilled to announce the appointment of their new Artistic Director Ahmed Tobasi. Tobasi was born in Jenin Refugee camp and his personal story is one that echoes both the armed and cultural struggle that is inherent in the DNA of Palestinians. After growing up experiencing the violent repercussions of the Israeli occupation, the first and second ... Read More »

COVID-19 Update – March 31 2020

According to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, the president announced a state of emergency in Palestine for 30 days which started on March 5 2020, most likely to be extended for the coming weeks and possibly months. As many places all over the world, the West Bank is slowly but surely growing uneasy about the coronavirus. Cities are cordoned off, all ... Read More »

2016 at a glance: looking back and leaping forward

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2016, we look proudly upon an exceptional year, our ten-year anniversary, when we reached further than we ever have before. More than 10,000 children, youth and adults in Jenin refugee camp and across the occupied West Bank were involved in our workshops, trainings and performances in theatre, photo, film and creative writing. 5,400 children and youth ... Read More »